The Blondies are Berkeley and Oakland California natives. Their ages range from 16 to 18, and they have played music for eight years. The Blondies’ gigs include playing at popular Bay Area spots like The Freight & Salvage and The Regency Ballroom. One of their biggest achievements, thus far, is receiving the Gibson Guitars Artist award. They were the youngest band to ever get this honor. Another big milestone for The Blondies was being featured in BAM magazine.
Their third album, Sweet Nothings, blends jazz, rock and pop sounds, while tackling universal and personal stories of joy, love, tragedy and inspiration. In its simplest form, the album is about young love and the obstacles of inner city life. In its most complex form, Sweet Nothings is about the freedom to have dreams and to fight for them.
Some of the standout songs on the album are "White Girls," "Your Steps," "Let Me In Your Heart," "EWBA" and "All I Ever Wanted." "Your Steps" offers up the most interesting lyrical story, while "All I Ever Wanted" really shows the bands instrumental depth-especially with their fusion of jazz and pop. "EWBA" and "White Girls" tell vivid stories of life's greatest joy and pain. "White Girls" is about falling in love with someone for all the things that make them special. "EWBA," short for "Everything Will Be Alright" dissects all the pain of violence and loss.
All the songs have catchy choruses and fully energetic guitar beats. The guitars are the stars of many of the tracks on Sweet Nothings, but the glimpses and subtle nature of the other instruments, like the piano, saxophone, trumpet and drums, really add layers to the album
The Blondies have an old-school vibe that not only makes them a pleasure to listen to but a group to glorify for their talent. Sweet Nothings has all the ingredients that make music exhilarating.
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