A bright and shiny duo from Minnesota, The Peace Life brings us their latest self-titled release The Peace Life. The duo consists of Jack O’Connor who brings us guitars and vocals along with the sweet voice of Tess’ailene. The couplet decided to take their poetry from paper and bring it to life through their song writing and musical talents. This has resulted in the production of a beautifully soothing collection of “peaceful” songs that were created by an artistically inclined duet.
The Peace Life could be described as purely folk music, the beats are simple and drawling and the vocals contrast with deep lyrics. The opening track on the album, “Mantra (part 1),” is quite literally a mantra and is void of lyrics. This song acts as a buffer and releases you from the harsh reality of our world and preps you for diving into the peaceful world the musicians have created for their listeners.
“Little Rocker” is a pleasant song about love. While listening to it you really feel as though you’re being rocked by your favorite lover. “Every time I look into your eyes, my troubles disappear;” the beautiful harmonization of both the male and female voice paired with soft repetition creates a lullaby effect. The next track “Space Race,” has a little more soul to it and far more lyrics to fill the mind with. I almost hear a little tinge of Spanish guitar in this one and I find the track incredibly romantic and a bit seductive, I imagine the vocalist in a hot red dress while singing this song.
The recording quality of the album could be slightly improved, as the vocals on some tracks are not as strong as the instruments. Either way, the music is enjoyable and The Peace Life is a successful release comprised of sophisticated folk music.
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