Blithe – Verse Chorus Verse – Review


Verse Chorus Verse (Alias)
by Sheril Stanford

When people in Sweden get bored, we here in the U.S. benefit because we get bands like the Cardigans, Fireside and now, Blithe. Blithe was formed six years ago in a tiny town in the cold country by four guys who were apparently bored out of their minds. Fortunately for us, they put their boredom to good use with this collection of pleasingly poppy, buoyantly alluring, breezily winsome musical treats that lean away from the saccharine and err on the side of teh raw and raffish. The lyrics, penned by Emil Odling, compliment the light-hearted musical approach, frequently insouciant, sometimes outright funny.