It’s weird to think that Fromm‘s ‘Arrival‘ came out in 2013, because it was an album that I continued to listen to regularly and only fell out of rotation after six months or so. Her return with ‘Moonbow‘ reminded me just how much I liked her voice, as she’s an appropriate mix of indie rock and folk music. One listen to “Love Buzz” and you’ll see what I mean.
One of Fromm’s greatest strengths is her voice, because she has a tremendous calming feeling that flows on each verse. On each song, it doesn’t sound like she’s really stressing her voice, thus the mood that’s created is wonderful. “너는 모르는 노래” is a perfect example of a simple song that comes across effortlessly but has a surprising amount of depth. It’s not just the instrumentals, but the mellow nature of her vocals as well.
The great thing about Fromm’s voice is that while it never sounds like it’s working too hard and it fits every song on ‘Moonbow’, the songs also don’t all follow the same style. “봄맞이 가출” is a bit more upbeat than other efforts on the album, with a swaying tempo that Fromm follows with her voice. The chorus is one of the best, as it combines a backing vocal with the primary verse, creating a echoed hollow effect.
There are 11 songs on the album and it manages to keep you interested the whole time. ‘Moonbow’ isn’t an exceptionally unique album, as it doesn’t break any boundaries or music writing conventions. However, ‘Moonbow’ is simply an insanely solid album with no repetition, and Fromm’s voice will help suck you in to all the songs.