Norwegian Pop Rockers, Bobby And The Crew have released their latest single. “Prince Of Charm” is a 3 minute, mid to up tempo, dance-flavored track. 3 guys and a gal, Bobby And The Crew boast a traditional line up. The band plays originals, but has the chops and the range of a cover band. Their sound is somewhere in between 1986 and 1994, with a modern slant. They’re probably best marketed towards an adult audience, at least stateside.
“Prince Of Charm” is flamboyant, posh, and humorous. It’s told from a woman’s perspective, and calls out a man for being a bit less than he presents himself to be. Things don’t get nasty per se, but there’s certainly a bit of a tongue in cheek component. The vocals have a playful quality, and the melody is slightly similar to Blondie’s “Atomic.” That’s not to compare Bobby And Crew to anyone, because even though there is a familiarity to what they do, they are decidedly original.
There are some moments where it seems as though the band could take a left turn, so to speak. Instead, Bobby And The Crew play things mostly straight and focus on a solid performance. However, the group seems capable of pushing the envelope a bit more, and hopefully they will in the future. There’s a light heartedness at the core of “Prince Of Charm.” The band’s sentiments don’t come across as convoluted or contrived, but they are also hyper focused.
The drums on “Prince Of Charm,” are particularly impressive. They could be slightly programmed, but they really help the track stand out. Everything is well balanced and pristinely mixed to be quite honest. This is a band that knows it’s way around a studio. Bobby And The Crew understand the importance of making a good first impression and they make that clear on their latest single.
There are more layers to “Prince Of Charm,” than initially detected. On the surface, it’s a fun, upbeat, and catchy tune. It evokes a certain nostalgia without feeling like you’ve been artificially prompted back in time. The more I listen to it, the more I want to hear it again and again.
You start to have a genuine appreciation for it’s more nuanced aspects. Truth be told, Bobby and Crew could have gotten away with something quite vapid here. But to the band’s credit, they have carefully fleshed out a quality and layered single. This is a band that has genuine potential to make a name for themselves in the U.S and beyond. Look for “Prince Of Charm,” on BandCamp and Spotify.
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