Dandelion Charm Do It Again With New Album

Dandelion Charm Do It Again With New Album

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Dandelion Charm

“Maybe Dreamers” Album

They did it again! John and Clare have perfected their sound in this new album which is both more adventurous and diverse yet still showcases the Dandelion Charm strengths at beautiful vocal harmonies, stunning arrangement and the trademark 12-string driven backbone to all their songs (they call the guitar “Olah” and it really seem that it’s the third indispensable component of their inimitable sound).

From the short intro of “The Cult of More” to the last fading out notes of “Flicker”, the listener is treated with a variety of genres, ranging from folk to classic rock to prog, even a hint of jazz, sometimes in the same tune. Perhaps their music doesn’t have the immediacy of hit songs in our era of 2 minutes digestible bits of dumbed-down-for-streaming tunes, but it has a depth that will reward extended listen, and make no mistake, you will want to listen again!

The collection clearly shows the breadth of talent of this dynamic duo, in songwriting, arrangement and production, which has been taken one notch higher with this awesome new album. With a solid theme that binds the message here, centered around an exploration of collective and individual relationships with new media, and the pursuit of fulfilment through consumption, the songs touch mature subjects and do it in style! This is music for the adults’ listeners still around, and we should be thankful for it.

Hard for me to pick a favorite song in this album, because they all have something to like, but I really love the title track for its epic breadth, delightful twists and turns and its harmonic depth. Still, I truly believe the best way to consume the album is by listening from beginning to end, the way great albums should be listened… then hit “play” again!

Verdict: 5/5 beards

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Get the song and album on Bandcamp:  


Dandelion Charm Do It Again With New Album

Dandelion charm strike again with ‘afraid of the silence’


Dandelion Charm Single Cover

Dandelion Charm

“Afraid of the Silence”

The dandies strike again! After a great first album, followed by a fantastic EP and single, here’s the new Dandelion Charm offering, ahead of a new album to be released this autumn.

If, like me, you are a big fan of the dynamic duo, John and Clare Fowler, with their instantly recognizable style, lush production, rich arrangements, inimitable harmonies and deep lyrics, you’ll be delighted by this new song!

This one is starting with a bass/drums combo that looks into jazz territory, the bass in particular is tastefully walking, while a wah guitar is punctuating the groove, and the background vocals really evokes the best of Yes, especially during the chorus reprises. The sophisticated arrangement, with the usual 12 Strings and numerous warm guitars, here well supported by a B3 organ, doesn’t detract from a groove that highlights the catchy vocals. A great combination for this rocking tune, which is also a comment on our society’s reliance on media and social media as a soul sustenance that doesn’t deliver…

Another killer tune that makes us anticipate even more the upcoming new album, which I’m sure will be of the greatest caliber.


Verdict: 5/5 beards – if you’re afraid of the silence, all the more reason to listen to that tune!

5 Beards Rating




Get the song ahead of its July 14th release on Bandcamp at: https://dandelioncharm.bandcamp.com/track/afraid-of-the-silence

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