Review Fix chats with The Blue Dolphins: Alfonso Rodenas and Victoria Scott who discuss their new EP, “Walking in the Sun,” as well as their influences and goals for the future. Inspired by acts the likes of Carole King, Crosby Stills, , and Paul Simon, their sound is rich in nostalgia but trendy enough to grace the radio soon enough.
Review Fix: What did you learn from the first album and how did it affect this EP?
Alfonso Rodenas: We realized that we have something that people can relate to, a sort of a naked honesty, a sincere voice without premeditation. People seemed to dig that and the universal appeal of the songs. We have tried to preserve that in this fully produced recording.
Review Fix: What musicians influence you guys the most?
Victoria Scott: Songwriters , Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, Paul Simon, The Doors, . We make our own sound out of these and the melting of our cultural heritages (UK and Spain), and the musical decades we have lived through. I listened to a lot of Prince, , Astrid Gilberto, Acid Jazz, and Bob Dylan.
Rodenas: We listen to all types of music, but there is always this unstoppable attraction to the roots and the sound of that established the principles of modern popular music in the late sixties till the mid seventies.
Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you before?
Rodenas: Our sound is a rich and complex mixture of roots, eclectic and singer song/writer oriented. I have tons of influences from the last 40 years of music history, it’s very timeless and far away from calculated authenticity with very powerful, clean and brilliant sonic aesthetics.