For Jeffrey Chan he got the bug of music at a young age. He started with piano lessons and in high school started singing and writing. All of his experience led to his release Spectrum.
Take a look at the album cover of Spectrum and it gives you an idea of what the music is like. A lot of the songs are extremely upbeat electronic sounding dance songs. I haven't been to a dance club since my late 20’s but this is the type of music that I remember being pumped through the club. Drunk young people celebrating the fact that they are young is what I was reminded of.
The songs revolve a thumping 4/4 beat with a thick robust low-end. Chan usually loads the songs with a number of relatively standard sounding lead synths. Take for instance the title track. The song is filled with filter sweeps, builds and everything else you need to keep that buzz going.
Although dance songs are the standard here Chan does dabble into other areas. Take for instance “Part-Time Lover” which is somewhere between Richard Marx and a ballad from The Backstreet Boys. A personal favorite was “Restart” which is another mishmash that's somewhere between Madonna and Duran Duran. There is an ’80s club vibe to this song. His lead vocal melody sounds similar to “Like A Virgin.”
He sings with Rochelle Gomez on “Invincible” while “Scream Out Loud” is high octane, fist pumping EDM. More’s ’80s influence is apparent on “Dancing With My Tears.” He closes with a highlight called “Lights Out.”
Spectrum isn't pushing any boundaries but it is a well put together pop/dance album. The production is relatively slick if a little rehashed at times. Overall, Chan set to create a pop album and that's unequivocally what you got here.
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