Eclectic pop with a danceable edge
Donora’s latest foray into the music scene captures everything that pop should be; good beats, a sweet sound, and light but still meaningful lyrics. This is an album I’d have no problem jamming out to, and really the whole album is a call to jump up and dance. Especially with pieces like “Under the Lights” and the titular “Play Nice” Donora’s infectious happiness pulls you into a simpler and sweeter world where dancing is just jumping around with friends and belting out the lyrics. As such it’s a pleasant surprise that “Hold My Hand” is a more somber song but still has a dreamy, almost nostalgic quality to it, which, despite the change of pace, fits nicely into the rest of Donora’s latest EP.
Think: Sweetness of pop with some eclecticism thrown in
Rec: 1, 2, 5
Release Date: Jan. 29, 2013
Sean Turner reviewed this album on Feb. 3, 2013