Saturday, September 21, 2013
Track Review: The Rebel Light - Jukebox Dream - Open Your Heart and Let In In.
The Rebel Light's new single Jukebox Dream satisfies like a bottle of ice cold Coca Cola on a super hot summer day. In fact, it is so happy and light that it tips dangerously on a razor blade edges between sweet nostalgia and syrupy cornball. How it hits you in your heart will probably hinge on your level of openness and or cynicism. For me, the vintage vibe cuts somewhere between 1971's New Seekers "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (in Perfect Harmony) which did start off as a television commercial for Coca Cola (hence my opening line) and 60's Jan and Dean (Dead Man's Curve). It is definitely dreamy and has solid California pop chops Even I can push away my cynical heart and feel the warm glow of youthful optimism. Open your heart and take it all in.