Lemonade featured artist, Dom Liberati‘s new project is called BEL HAVEN. The debut album, First Kiss, is a 7-song retro-80s trip down memory lane with a modern M83-style twist.
The Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter has delivered something fun, energetic and, at times, dark. That bit of darkness balances out that overly optimistic, neon 80s melodies. It is beautifully balanced.
The intro track, “Volta”, clearly sets the mood for the entire LP with heavy synths and solid bass lines. It is polished and clean. It is a perfect way to introduce a new band with its new sound.
The debut single, “L.A. Nights”, is also everything you want in a retro 80s pop track. It is catchy and entertaining and is modified with some great vocal distortions. “X-Ray” is a heavy hitting dark pop song that is chilling and is absolutely radio-ready. New projects can be daunting, but BEL HAVEN has answered the call with distinction and brilliance.
First Kiss by BEL HAVEN, which is available today, September 9, 2016. Get copy on their website: HERE.