Parachute hasn’t been the group of kids new to the pop rock music scene in a decade. Will Anderson and his group have managed to put together a solid career since their inception. Maybe they haven’t gotten the attention that their music deserved from the mainstream, but they’ve still managed to carve out a nice niche for themselves in music and they have a big following that’s sure to be happy with their new self-titled album.
Longtime Parachute fans will instantly fall in love with the new Parachute record. The band’s last record, Wide Awake remains underrated but this album does a lot of things differently than that record. This album is the closest thing the band has put out to Losing Sleep since they released that a decade ago. There’s a lot of accenting horns, there’s a lot of light acoustic guitar work, and Anderson and his vocal are the center point for everything to revolve around except on the songs that Kit French’s keys co-pilot. There’s a lot of big soulful moments on this album from Anderson that are worth listening to.
Parachute’s self-titled, self-released record will please the band’s millions of fans. There’s nothing big and innovate here, but there are a lot of classic Parachute songs that get added to the pile that the band has compiled over their tenure. Anderson remains one of the best vocals in the business and the chemistry that he and the remaining members of Parachute have writing songs is undeniable. Hopefully the band keeps releasing music because they haven’t lost their touch yet.