Fitz and the Tantrums have been working on a new album for a bit and plan on releasing it soon on Elektra Records. More Than Just A Dream is the name of the album and it’s coming out on May 7th. Their last album Pickin Up the Pieces was a fantastic neo-soul album but not sure the band’s direction is something I like. Based on the new song “Out Of My League” that debuted on YouTube, it sounds like the band are just trying to fit in with the rest of the indie crowd.
The song “Out Of My League” sounds a bit new wave/80’s meets indie rock but to me, it doesn’t really stand out amongst the other indie bands that already sound like this. I’m not sure the whole album is like this but I miss the soul! I know bands don’t want to get typecast on a certain genre but damn, they were good at the neo-soul stuff! Don’t get me wrong though, this song is catchy and sounds good, but its just nothing new. But then again, soul isn’t new either. Guess I’ll find out on May 7th whether or not the rest of the album is like this or a mix of other genres as well.
“Spark” is another track that has been making the rounds but it sounds better, with a slight soul feel to it.