The whole album is smooth, funky and jazzy; maintaining a sultry and sublime atmosphere.
“Love In Blue” is BAIN’s first official release, the members have been making music and performing with some of the mainstay groups of Minneapolis for more than a decade. BAIN is composed of members Davis Bain (vocals, guitars, production), Erick “Afrokeys” Anderson (keyboards, production), and Jayanthi Kyle (vocals). Davis Bain and Erick Anderson have been working together in various bands and collaborating on recordings since 2003, but it wasn’t until 2011 when the two joined forces with female vocalist Jayanthi Kyle that the band fully recognized the sound that created BAIN. The musical concept was conceived by Davis Bain, thus bearing his last name as the band’s title.
“Love In Blue” was released on September 16th, 2014. The 8-track album is awesome. There are very few groups these days making good music like this. There are none making it as good as BAIN. The rhythm section in particular, keeps everything “right there” where it’s supposed to be. Musical and vocal arrangements are superb with the background vocals being oh so sweet.
BAIN comes right out of the gate slamming with “Love In Blue”. The whole album is smooth, funky and jazzy; maintaining a sultry and sublime atmosphere. Imagine the Pat Metheney Group, Jeff Lorber and Sade getting together to make a record. It would probably sound much like this.
The production, musicianship, songwriting, and vocals on “Love In Blue” are so right on time it almost feels like you’re listening to a greatest hits album…and not a debut release!
BAIN has emerged unaffected by trends, with fresh new original songs transcending all genres. All tied together by that special ‘BAIN’ vibe. If you are looking for that “class above” in the way of easy, but intelligent listening, here is the ultimate addition to your collection. From “Plateau” to “Wherever”, “Love This Strong”, “Let Me Know”, “Love & Light” and “After”, it will send chills down your spine.
Each and every song has its own particular blend of DNA; jazzy, soulful, melodic, upbeat or down-tempo, with meaningful lyrics! What’s most impressive about BAIN and “Love In Blue”, is the seamless blend of genres. The chords and progressions are often undeniably jazz, the vocals are of a classic soul variety, and the rhythms keep a delicate funk quotient while the hooks are potentially ready to create pop singles.
“Love In Blue” finds BAIN sure-footed on their artistic path, making timeless music!