If there’s a band that can prove a lot can be achieved in just a year, Belle Histoire are the band to turn to. The four piece from Cincinnati, Ohio already have a growing fanbase, signed to a record label, have released an EP, an album, toured and singer Jane Smith has joined Craig Owens of Chiodos on his solo tour and show no signs of slowing down any time soon. On the greater spectrum, Belle Histoire may not be too well known right now but at the rate the band are growing it shouldn’t be too long before they explode.
The band have strayed away from the norms of bands popping up all over the place at the moment and have really stuck to their guns with this album. The music that they make really compliment singer, Jane’s, absolutely stunning voice making them sound like a more indie-rock Regina Spektor.
The album has a real flow to it with the ability to keep listeners interested with upbeat, more ‘perky’ songs such as Without You, offering a hint at pop-punk with Kids in the middle of the album and then indie again in tracks See You Again and My Dear. It’s really impressive that although the band have mixed a number of styles, they haven’t strayed in to sounding like any other band. Despite a couple of songs taking a few of listens to warm to, it’s a really beautifully crafted and easy to listen to album with a unique and quirky feel to it.
If the band can have a turn out like this for their first album it’ll be exciting to see what else they can produce. The only downside to Belle Histoire is that their style of music may be hard to impress those with different musical tastes and Dreamers takes one with an acquired sense to fully enjoy . An overall beautiful album by a band with a lot of potential.
Standout Track: Kids
For Fans Of: Mumford & Sons
Written By: Caitlyn Dewar