12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Pop-rock romantics Parachute have been on a steady, remarkable ascent since 2009’s “She Is Love,” which songwriter Will Anderson purportedly wrote to try and coax girls to come see their shows. It worked. Soulful, upbeat, crowd-pleasing but sneakily sophisticated, Wide Awake is a rootsier album than 2013’s Overnight, trading some of the band’s electronic and dance-music flourishes for Hall and Oates-style soul (“Lonely With Me”), feel-good gospel (“New Orleans”), and love songs sung with a heavy heart but remarkably light touch (“Jennie”).

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Pop-rock romantics Parachute have been on a steady, remarkable ascent since 2009’s “She Is Love,” which songwriter Will Anderson purportedly wrote to try and coax girls to come see their shows. It worked. Soulful, upbeat, crowd-pleasing but sneakily sophisticated, Wide Awake is a rootsier album than 2013’s Overnight, trading some of the band’s electronic and dance-music flourishes for Hall and Oates-style soul (“Lonely With Me”), feel-good gospel (“New Orleans”), and love songs sung with a heavy heart but remarkably light touch (“Jennie”).

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Avants99 ,

New Orleans

If you know New Orleans, really know New Orleans, you will fall in love with this song. It captures everything that is special and amazing about the city in a story format that captures you with the first pound of the piano. Play it 3 times in a row and you will never get it out of your head. It is running through my heart like the waters of the Mississippi run through my veins! I give this my highest rating. I wish they would rerelease it on their new album and convince their management to release it as a single.... in February... just in time for Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. Better yet, come play at Jazz Fest!

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