Bobby Sproat is not afraid of pop music. He’s not afraid to open up his notebook, filled with musings and reflections on being head over heels in love - put it to music and sing it out loud for the world to hear. Sproat is a true romantic with a talent for taking heartache, daydreams, longing and love and wrapping them all up in sweet, jangly, gorgeous songs. He presents them like the kind of gift you'd give your lover when things are about to get serious. And musically, he's NEVER been more serious.
It's been fascinating watching Sproat grow, from bedroom recordings to tireless performances around town. His passion shines, his talent for crafting perfect, smart songs has never been more evident - and his dedication, vision and persistence has paid off. New Romantics is packed with infectious, radio-ready pop songs just waiting to be adopted by starry-eyed lovers as "their song."
From the steamy and rocking chaos powered by young love in "Do What You Want," to the heart-pounding and tense "Animal," the album is confessional and fearless. "Hearts Go Blind" reflects on the moment you realize you are at the mercy of your emotions but you take the plunge off the deep end anyway, clinging to your lover, and the incredible, heart punching pace of "Different People" shows the album is not afraid to rock.
The themes are massive and complicated but Bobby Sproat presents it all in such a simple, straight-forward way. New Romantics is without a doubt a fun and fascinating listen which appeals to the romantic and the voyeur in all of us. The summery and nostalgic sounds on this gem confirm that Sproat is indeed a musical force to be reckoned with and his relationship with his music is the real deal. Toss in the new Bobby Sproat and let's fall in love, again.