The Mowgli’s new album honors usual style, fails to expand horizons

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Even though their style is not bad, it would be interesting to see them expand their horizons and step out of their comfort zone.

Staff Writer

Alternative, feel-good band The Mowgli’s released their new album, “Kids in Love,” after almost two years since their first album hit the shelves.

The Mowgli’s is a very hippie-esque band with a sound that generally has a happier tone and excessive amounts of background vocals.

“Kids in Love” keeps this same sound on repeat throughout the entire album. While this may sound boring, The Mowgli’s manage to make all their songs sound different from each other with catchy hooks or different beats.

Like “Waiting for the Dawn,” “Kids in Love” features songs you can sing along to after only hearing the song once or twice. Tracks like “I’m Good” and “Bad Dream” will be stuck in your head for days on end after hearing them.

The only downside to this album is that The Mowgli’s have a hard time switching up their style. Since they are not extremely popular, and this is only the band’s second album, it could just be that they are still trying to make their mark so people can identify their songs easier.  

Regardless, “Kids in Love” would have been a great opportunity for the band to spread their wings and try new sounds because many of their songs are stuck on the same style that they had in “Waiting for the Dawn.” In tracks like “Home to You,” the music starts off acoustic but switches to their usual sound.

Even though their style is not bad, it would be interesting to see them expand their horizons and step out of their comfort zone.

Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a feel-good album that you could listen to on a nice day, “Kids in Love” is perfect for you. The Mowgli’s still remains a band that will always make someone feel happier.

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