Very nice mixture of (electronic) pop and rock songs
Good vocal performance
Go Go Berlin is a pop–rock band from Denmark, which I would have likely never been in touch with – if there wasn’t a promotion platform which offered their 2021 album to me. I liked the sound of Expectations at first sight – and now dare to have a deeper listen with you. Release date has been 8th October 2021. Here is my review.
Go Go Berlin – About The Artists
Go Go Berlin are a trio from Silkeborg in central Denmark, which is active since 2010. Their current lineup is Christian Vium (vocals, guitar), Anders Sondergaard (organ) and Christoffer Ostergaard (drums). They released three albums so far. Already with the first one, New Gold, they climbed up to the fifth place in their home country. Two years later, Electric Lives could almost repeat this placement. In 2019, they released their third album so far, The Ocean. In 2020, they also published the EPLYFE, which had rather experimental sounds.
Go Go Berlin – Expectations – Track by Track
The ten song album lasts 41 minutes.
1. Call It Karma
On the one hand, the opener Call It Karma reminds my of 1980’s and 1990’s synth pop tracks – on the other hand, the song feels rather modern. Very melodic, catchy pop track, which uses electronic sounds, but also guitars and other elements. The crystal-clear vocals lead to a relaxed listen.
The Replicator feels even more like a travel back in time. However, the song is neither old-fashioned nor boring. Some more chances for the guitar strings to present themselves in this track. The song makes you smile and move – that’s always a good sign in pop music.
3. Better Off Alone
That’s the thing about love You just can’t make it up You might be better off alone And now that I’m gone I hope you move on You should know that you’re better off alone ‘Cause I’ve got too much baggage Too much damage You can’t save me now
While listening to Better Off Alone, I felt whether this song would be even better with a little bit of more tempo. However, it is a really cool track with good lyrics and a catchy chorus. One of my favorites.
Careless is the lead single for this 2021 album. A bit more angry, a bit more crispy and a bit more electronic than the three songs before. This does not change at all that it is a cool listen, which stays in your mind.
She’s a murderer Get close she’ll hurt you And I surrender my heart to her
A bit of a surprising touch: the Murderer is rather a soft rock song with a touch of electronic sounds. Slower, more gentle than the songs before. Nice contrast and an enjoyable listen.
6. One Night
Even though I am not too fond of the verses and the bridge – the chorus of One Night spreads the magic of the many of the songs before: It is just too good and stays in your mind.
7. Palms In California
Palms in California has more groove – not only due to the bass parts which are spread over the track. Overall, the song feels more experimental than other and sometimes even fully concentrates on the vocals, before it goes back to a nice electro-rock sound.
8. 2ND Stranger
Comparably slow and a bit of melancholic sounds in 2ND Stranger (the capital letters are intentional). Very impressive atmosphere, even though I would overall not rate the song too high.
Wish you were a deja vu Hate myself for hurting you I know I’m the fuck-up here You really really made that clear What am I supposed to do I’m still holding on to you Make this pain go away unpack my bags and make me stay
9. See The Light
See The Light is a great song just to relax, listen and enjoy to me. Happy vibes, even a bit of summer touch to me. I enjoy to listen to the melody and move to the groove of the song. Good song.
Remedy is a cool, laid back track at the end with powerful vocals and a nice electronic background. Nice way to close this album.
Go Go Berlin – Expectations – Spotify
Here is the album on Spotify:
Go Go Berlin – Expectations – My View
I just happened to listen to Expectations by chance – but already after a couple of seconds, I became more and more curious about it. It is a really nice and enjoyable album working with electronic pop and rock elements and interesting lyrics. Good job by the Danish band – and maybe a chance to receive more attention outside their home country.