Reviews: Franky Selector- Under the Midnight Sun
Kick back, relax and enjoy the soothing grooves of Franky Selector. His latest offering, “Under the Midnight Sun” is a mixture of different genres that form together to create a truly amazing auditory experience. He cleverly combines cacophonous sounds with diverse drum sequences that produce an invitingly smooth psychedelic atmosphere. The Montreal native’s collection of heterogeneous tunes will whisk away your worries and aide in the escape from the daily conundrum that we call life.
Selector quickly grabs your attention of the upbeat and danceable “Blue Gold”. Vivid guitar riffs, silky synthesized xylophone strokes and brilliant Rhodes melodies accompany an infectious bassline. The ebb and flow of the hedonic sounds relaxes the mind and sooths the soul. Selector keeps the party moving with “Jetlag”, an energetic track filled with vigorous drums and airy synths. Franky’s vocal performance is borderline average, but is masked well behind the song’s liquid bass grooves and a well-placed steel drum sequence. One of the most inviting and intriguing songs on this composition is the suave and soft “Sunshine Motion”. This slow-tempo track is easy listening at its best. Selector’s gritty voice is on point and glides across the rhythm like a falcon soaring above graceful waters.
Under the Midnight Sun sounds like an experimental fusion of Jamiroquai and Chuck Mangione layered with Glenn Lewis and sprinkled with a little Bob James. Franky Selector successfully conjoins elements or Soul, Folk, Jazz, Calypso and a variety of other genres and creates an awesome listening setting. This appealing collection of soulful sounds is an exciting, fresh and creative experience for all to enjoy.