Contrary to what the title suggests, this is not a selection of Jamaican dancehall bangers. The Blaze’s debut album ‘Dancehall’ is instead named after the 1940’s movement, which valued communal spaces for the public to leave baggage at the door and lose themselves to the music. With its pounding house beats (Rise), uplifting lyrics (‘Places’) and stunning accompanying visuals (‘Heaven’), the Parisians debut is an album to get lost in over and over again.
From the booming piano-tinged ‘Opener’, through to its more touching moments like ‘She’ & ‘Queens’, you’ll feel an overwhelming sense of love and light oozing out of every pore. This optimism and energy is endearing, and further proof that 2018 is proving to be a stunning year for the great dance LP.
- Release Date: September 7, 2018
- Record Label: Animal 63