Hailing from the city of Bothell, WA, just north of Seattle, Robert DeLong’s sophomore LP, In The Cards, is a sensible pop-infused EDM album. It integrates powerful, and familiar, bass lines and percussion with accessible lyrics that are delivered with a myriad of vocal distortions. The one-man band is a multitasking genius who builds each song every time he performs. Every detail is accounted for and it shows on the polished album.
DeLong’s ability to vary his tempos and beats along with adding meaningful lyrics gives In The Cards more than the typical EDM record that is nothing but thumping bass, digital beeps. Unlike so many EDM albums, this is not a constant aural assault of repeated techno sounds for 45 minutes. Tracks like “Long Way Down” and “Don’t Wait Up” remain unique and innovative and cement DeLong’s creativity and yet are radio-ready. In The Cards is still a dance-inducing and mosh-worthy and DeLong will not disappoint hardcore EDM fans either.
In The Cards crosses genres between EDM and pop with the likes of Zedd and Calvin Harris, but in a way more completely as DeLong does not rely on collaborations to give his songs voice. DeLong‘s In The Cards should be a huge EDM success and a pop sensation in 2015 and the Pacific Northwest re-emerges as a music haven.
Look for his new album out on September 18, 2015 and can be pre-ordered on his website.
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