ARTISTS you should know: The Blue Dolphins
The eclectic, Los Angeles based pop-rock duo, The Blue Dolphins, are releasing an EP, Walking In the Sun. The EP is a prelude for the band’s upcoming sophomore full-length album, Come On, which is expected to be released in the fall.
The Blue Dolphins are comprised of Alfonso Rodenas, a two-time Grammy Award winner engineer and the lead vocalist, Victoria Scott. The duo are filled with talent and exude a certain charm that is bound to captivate you. Since Rodenas and Scott formed the band in 2010, The Blue Dolphins debuted their first full-length album, My Favorite Word is Today and went on gigs over the next two years in their hometown, California and throughout Western Europe; gaining them a dedicated fan base in the U.S., U.K. and Spain.
Their debut, My Favorite Word is Today was a more intimate album with a stripped down production of acoustic instruments and emotionally honest vocals. It was an expressive blend of eclectic, pop and folk with exotic sounds such as Bossa Nova and many other genres. They continued to showcase their ability to write warm melodies and heartfelt lyrics with energetic, upbeat vocal harmonies that brought their songs and songwriting to new life with their 2013 EP, In Between. This EP was a stepping stone that delivered just a hint of what to expect from Walking In the Sun and Come On.
Walking in the Sun EP will give you the California feels. The songs express an imagery of the scenery with memorable melodies, complex guitar solos, amazing vocal harmonies and uplifting lyrics. The EP embraces a variety of genres including folk, pop and roots-rock with the duo’s optimistic, charming ways. This album exhibits a growth within the band; the sound and lyrics are richer in this album than their previous albums.
The first song of the album, “Walking in the Sun” is a fun, catchy summer love tune. It is infectious and will make you even more eager for the summer to come. The Blue Dolphins give off this summer love vibe as they sing,
“I'm walking on the beach with my baby
Everybody is having a good time
Sipping on a rose margarita
Watching las amigas passing by
I love to be with you all the summer
Swimming in the light of your eyes” – ‘Walking in the Sun’ lyrics
With beautiful melodies and an uplifting mood, The Blue Dolphins have provided us with original, splendid, quality music we can relate to. To learn more and stay up to date on the charismatic band, The Blue Dolphins, you can visit them on their websites:
Ashleyan Lopez, AXS Contributor.