24 June 2023
Band: PORTUGAL. THE MAN
Who: American electro pop outfit led by
singer/songwriter John Gourley.
Active: Since 2006 / 9 LPs so far (new one incl.)
New album: CHRIS BLACK SAVED MY LIFE
The LP is dedicated to the band’s longtime friend and
the album’s namesake Chris Black, who died in May 2019.
AllMusic says: “The album is named after the group’s close-friend, filmmaker Chris Black,
who toured with them in 2016 as a kind of unofficial DJ and hypeman and who died tragically in 2019 just as his career was taking shape. With Chris Black Changed My Life, the have crafted a warm and hooky homage to their friend it’s a vibe that sticks with you.”
Full interview here. Score: 4/5.
TUTV: Summer breeze synth-pop with heavy-hearted moments for a beloved friend gone.
Enchanting harmonies featuring several guests and an overall romantic record.