Music blogger Andy Von Pip put it so well that I’m going to have to borrow his words: “[She] shows how to craft electronic leaning commercial pop of the sort that doesn’t make you want to eat glass or ram a knitting needle down your ear.” Young Summer is D.C.-based Bobbie Allen, who spent a couple of years in Nashville with singer/songwriter/producer Trent Dabbs developing the songs that would become this debut album, and the time and attention is evident. Each song overflows with melodic hooks; every one could be a single. The sound is appealing—instantly familiar, comfortable and timeless, inviting and infectious—and entirely free of juvenilia or sonic-fashions-du-jour.

Buy it here.

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