Star of Love is an Anglo-Spanish concoction of Basque folk, electro pop, and dance music with a punky edge to it. It’s bold and bouncy in parts, confident and fully formed, yet also dreamy and occasionally child-like … the variety of instrumentation being the key to its eclectic nature, something which included the use of traditional Basque wind and percussion instruments.
When combined with a state-of-the-art pop production, high bpms, and all manner of electronic wizardry we ultimately end up with an album that simply oozes fresh summery vibes; a perfect blend of world and western pop, and definitely one of the most under-rated debuts of the year.
I can’t wait to see what Crystal Fighters come up with next …
Download: ‘Champion Sound’ (video below), ‘Plage’, ‘In The Summer’, ‘At Home’, ‘With You’, and ‘Follow’.