Album Review: "Dreamers" by Mighty Oaks

Hey guys!

Are you looking for a soundtrack for your very own Spring experience 2017?
Look no further, we got you covered.

To be fair, I don't believe in listening to only one certain kind of music at any point. I think that we should make the most of the variety we are given.
But sometimes it's super nice to put on an album which sounds like what you'd expect a season to sound like.
"Spring Music" might be my favourite season and my favourite genre. It's lighter than Autumn, but not as carefree as Summer.
Sort of like a mixture, which I think is stunning.

That said, stay tuned and check out the album we've got for you today.

Band: Mighty Oaks
Title: Dreamers
Genre: Folk
Label: Universal Music
Release Date: 24th March 2017

Mighty Oaks are a trio based in Berlin, Germany.

With all three members being from different parts of the world, they met after a gig in Hamburg, Germany.

Slowly but surely, they all had moved to Berlin and soon enough they started making music together.
Ian Hooper (USA), Claudio Donzelli (Italy) and Craig Sanders (UK) have been playing and recording together for a while and Mighty Oaks have become a much appreciated band in the Alt-Folk industry.

In 2010 they released their debut EP "Driftwood Seat", in 2012 follow-up EP "Just One Day".
Soon afterwards they played alongside Kings Of Leon, Dry The River and Chvrches.

Spending their Summers playing tons of festivals, Mighty Oaks gained the support of countless music lovers which was very obvious when the band's debut album "Howl" instantly made it to the top ten in Germany.
Just last month they released their highly anticipated second album, "Dreamers".

Please find our review below and let us know what you think.

1) All I Need
2) Be With You Always
3) Burn
4) Call Me A Friend
5) Don't Lie To Me
6) Dreamers
7) Dust
8) Higher Place
9) Look Inside
10) Never Look Back
11) Raise A Glase
12) The Great Unknown

Opener "All I Need" welcomes you in such enchanting manner; calm and soulful piano chords accompany slightly raspy vocals and give you enough time to dive into the Folky and dreamy atmosphere Mighty Oaks have created.
The band has kept it simple, yet anything but boring with the first track. There are charming details such as the drums bursting into the chorus or the e-guitar elements highlighting the song so gracefully.

"Call Me A Friend" is strong on all fronts.
No matter how hard you try, you won't find a flaw in this track. It's effortlessly folky and convinces with warm vocals, hauntingly beautiful harmonies and backing vocals, expressive guitar riffs which duett with the piano and are supported by a steady rhythm section.
And then there's "Raise A Glass", which takes you on a marvellous journey you have hopefully packed for.
The soft instrumentation in the verses wraps you in like a cozy blanket would. The backing vocals take you by the hand and invite you to boogie in the slightly bluesy chorus.

To sum it up: Correct me if you think I'm wrong, but I think "Dreamers" might be one of the catchiest, yet classiest Folk albums I've heard in a while. It offers a fantastic selection of tempos; dreamy and beatiful ballads, as well as up-beat Folk-Rock tracks.
It's a fine collection of different atmospheres could be your Spring Soundtrack for 2017.

You should listen to these tracks: All I Need, Dreamers, Raise A Glass

Check out a fantastic performance of "Raise A Glass" below:

Buy "Dreamers": iTunes | Amazon
Stream "Dreamers": Spotify

Mighty Oaks online: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Mighty Oaks via Universal Music GER | **a digital copy of this album has kindly been provided** 


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