With its four tracks beating a lofty boom-clap beat progression, “Oh Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers” is the follow-up EP from Lisa Alma’s self-titled debut full-length release. All the tracks are essentially about love spoken with a female perspective and as the title suggests there’s an air of innocence and youthful naiveté that accompanies each track. However, to call Lisa Alma’s romantic pieces child’s play would be an understatement. Coming off bolder and stronger, Alma still hones in dreamy loftiness that created her self-titled debut yet drives harder with hook-heavy rhythms.
The first track of the four-track EP is the light percussive-punch of the album opener “Oh Darling”. Driven by its 80’s pop-flair and subtle electronic edges, the puppy love of “Oh Darling” is wonderfully-cut and carefully spliced with clean bridging. Following is “When I Knew”, slower and smoother than its preceding track. With its sustained keys and spacious melodies, “When I Knew” moves along with an oceanic calm before the lead single “Magic Power” takes helm. “Magic Power”, a track about being “so good together” that “a few months we copied the keys”, is perhaps the most eye-catching of track of the album. Whether it’s how Alma suggestively whispers “baby” or the quick riffs and seductive guitar slides that move against heavy drum kicks on the track, “Magic Power” is sleek, sexy and uniquely Lisa Alma. However, like perhaps any good showman Alma saved her strongest track for last. Reverberating with an arpeggiating baseline and Lisa’s delicate vocals, “Bittersweet” is Alma’s woman-in-charge, reverse-machismo ballad to being her lover’s savior as the track dreamily floats away to melancholic strings and drifting electric guitar. While the hot and heavy tone seems to be the lovechild of Alma’s sweat and tears, I can only imagine how many more potential offspring are made to Alma’s EP. As inappropriate as it sounds, it’s the perfect album for you know what.
Stream the album below and check out the video for an acoustic version of Lisa Alma’s ”Oh Darling”: