|The Green Children
The Green Children
by Karla Ash
What adorable pixies The Green Children are. In what is easily one of the most eye-catching album covers of the year, a naïve-looking duo, pink-lipped and dewy-eyed, gaze into a small globe. It creates a “what is this?” moment, something I’m sure The Green Children had counted on. Well, what is it, then? It’s probably not what you expect. The Green Children is actually a dance group. Ignoring the trend towards the jailbait trash look for this genre, The Green Children swim in contemporary R&B waters, diving through miles of synthesized pop, to produce a sound that is more innocuous than sultry but heavily appealing.
The star here is the singer Milla, who sounds little like her Norwegian roots. Milla’s charisma envelopes the whole record, giving the techno backbeats soul to spare. The tracks move swiftly, making the feet move with inspired hooks. This is the kind of album—and act—that’ll break huge in Europe before conquering the U.S. The fantasy element will certainly reel in younger listeners and most likely college students as well. The songs are fun and colorful, sprinkled with jubilant keyboards and fetching vocal work. If you have a craving for the dance floor, you’ll love it.
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