Review: Repartee – All Lit Up

Artist: Repartee
Album: All Lit Up
Label: Sleepless Records
Genre: Electro-Pop
Release Date: 2016
Letter Grade: B-

Written by Maggie Harder

This year, Newfoundland-based electro-pop band Repartee released their new, energetic album, All Lit Up. This is their second album, carrying a familiar Tegan and Sara sound. Spunky, upbeat and chill, Repartee fits perfectly into any synth-pop-lover’s playlist.

The album starts out strong with All Lit Up, giving the same bright vibe Whitney Houston did with her music in the 80’s. Repartee continues to draw inspiration from that era throughout the album, giving it a rich, velvety twist in “Miracle.”

Each song brings alight a new story and a new moral. For example, the fourth song of the album, “Electric Everyday,” praises living each day to the fullest, embracing all the highs and all the lows. The following song, “Nice Girls,” pairs their message of finding self-worth with funky synth.

If I had to choose a favourite, “Dukes” would definitely win the title. The hearty, electric beats alongside the lyrics of fighting for the people you love are a party wrapped up in a Spotify playlist.

They finish strong with “Carelessly, Carelessly” pouring the exasperation of a broken heart into a luxurious, full-bodied electro-pop tune.

Repartee is currently on tour, for more information visit here

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