ON REPEAT: Those Darlins “Blur The Line”
Written By Julian Gonzalez
Not to be confused with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, Blur the Line is the third album by Nashville Rock and Roll band Those Darlins. Besides having similar names, the only other similarity between the single “Blurred Lines” and the album Blur the Line is the controversy surrounding both projects. Thicke found backlash at the derogatory message of the song and provocative nature of the music video, where Those Darlins found backlash from the cover art of their album, which features the scantily clad lower-halves of four nude bodies.
Musically, Blur the Line is light-years away from their previous albums. Their self-titled debut album had more of an Alt-Country and Rockabilly influence and their second album, Screws Get Loose, had more of a Garage Rock influence. Blur the Line expands on the sound the band featured in their second album by adding more low-rent country and girl-group pop influence. In addition, Blur the Line sounds more produced then the previous records.
In a Facebook post, Those Darlins writes:
“This album in particular is an important statement for us. After years of being on the road, we took time to reflect, grow and uncover the complex, contradictory nature of ourselves as individuals and as a band. Our hard work made us stronger and produced our most personal album… These songs reveal a stronger Those Darlins: unafraid of revealing who we are and striving to make our own noise”.
I highly recommend you check out Those Darlins and their new album Blur the Line. It has seriously been on repeat for the last month and is an album any music lover must purchase. You can listen to some of the tracks on the bands SoundCloud page [here].
Julian Gonzalez is a SiliconValley-Based Graphic Designer, Artist, and Writer. He loves cats, food, music, and anything free. You can follow his adventures on Twitter @NoHosFinestDime, but he does not tweet anything.