The Belle Brigade
Just Because - ATO
FILTER Grade: 79%
By Angela Ratzlaff on March 27, 2014
If brother-sister duo The Belle Brigade garnered open arms for their self-titled 2011 debut, then sophomore release Just Because deserves hugs and a plate of fresh cookies. Barbara and Ethan Gruska return with springtime melodies, dreamy folk pop and R & B-influenced dance numbers. Hints of funk rhythms get laced into tracks like latest single “Ashes” as well as “Everything for a Stone.” Elsewhere, upbeat melodic ditties interchange with mellow daydream folk songs while sunshine drips onto each note. Mmmm... cookies.