And what is the verdict? Quite simply, the verdict is "success"! In my view, The Way and Color is a notable step up for an already promising band. Combining glossy indie pop, sharp progressive dance pop and slick R&B sounds, this album is exactly what TEEN needed to do to in order to be taken seriously by a wider audience. The psychedelic and girl-group elements from their past are not totally abandoned, but they are clarified and refined, subjected to razor-sharp songwriting, tight vocal performances and a top-class rhythm section. This is a well-crafted, energetic pop album to supercharge your springtime.
The Way and Color is available on April 22 via Carpark Records.