Released: 4th March 2022
First things first: ‘After Dinner We Talk Dreams’ – amazing album title. New Yorkers MICHELLE are pretty amazing all-around, though, and their debut is a dizzying melting pot of infectious grooves, stirring songwriting and a sonically diverse magpie quality that makes them super exciting and super fresh.
Songs like ‘Syncopate’s’ endearing 80s pop strut sit nicely next to some genuinely goosebump-inducing grand epics like the opening track ‘Mess U Made’ that highlight how MICHELLE can do it all.
The trick here is making something that sounds loose-limbed and effortless but is actually richly sonically detailed with a lot of stuff going on in the background. It’s shot through with such infectious breezy fun that you can’t help but be charmed.
The close-knit six-piece collective are a breath of fresh air that exemplify perfectly a new generation of artists using newfound creative freedom to express themselves in a fearless and ambitious way. Their debut album is a complete joy from start to finish.