ALBUM REVIEW: Bright Light Bright Light “Make Me Believe In Hope”

Rod Thomas, a.k.a Bright Light Bright Light has been on The Kaje’s radar for what seems like an eternity, so calling his debut album “Make Me Believe In Hope” seems somewhat of an understatement. Having had singles “Love Part II” and “Waiting For The Feeling” stuck in our heads for longer than we can remember, it is a relief to now have no less than eleven songs to sing along with.

Thomas is a pop fan. Having spoken openly of his love of Ace Of Base, listeners of “Make Me Believe In Hope” will be left disappointed if they are seeking a musical tribute to “All That She Wants” or “Always Have, Always Will”, because Thomas veers away from the cheese and instead delivers an expertly crafted, slick pop album that oozes both credibility and singability.

It is nigh on impossible to pin-point a low moment in the album’s all to brief eleven tracks. However, it is easy to note the spine-tingling (“Cry At Films”, “Grace”) and the irresistibly addictive (“Immature”, “Disco Moment”, “How To Make A Heart”) highlights, yet even those lists negate the diverse beauty of “Make Me Believe In Hope”.

With echoes of Scissor Sisters, Erasure, Frankmusik, Ronika and Tim & Jean, Bright Light Bright Light is a distinct pop project than channels emotional motivation and slinky hooks to grab its listener at their core and make them move in every sense of the word possible.

“Make Me Believe In Hope” does so much than its title demands. Knocking the socks off the albums unleashed in 2012 so far, this is currently a very strong contender for album of the year.

Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Jeremy Williams

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