Love, DEAN (Rachael and Luke Price) is a husband and wife duo from Portland, Oregon. Not too long ago, they released a jazzy indie-soul tune, entitled, “Fool.”
Love, DEAN – “Fool” single
“At the time of writing this song, I was starting to see one of my worst qualities under a microscope, pride. I was seeing how it had been taking from me, taking time, taking from people I loved, crushing key relationships and opportunities. I wrote this as a self-prescription against trying to always present yourself as put together.” – Rachael Price explained
‘Fool’ melds unflinching self-reflection with balmy soul-pop. The song bursts with clean-toned guitar, revue-style horns, a deep behind-the-beat D’Angelo pocket, gospel organ playing, and Rachael’s slow, soul-marinated vocals. Furthermore, “Fool” contains tuneful melodies that will resonate well with fans of Lake Street Dive, Madison Cunningham, and PJ Morton. Also, the song is a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear on Love, DEAN’s upcoming self-titled debut album. The project is themed around love and community and coming of age milestones. It’s vibrant, personal, and it’s for everyone.
“This album is a love letter from us to anyone who listens. We’re hoping the listener feels let into our lives; that they can see value in music; value in people; and that they feel inspired to grow in their own lives and relationships. We leave space for grief, hardship, and honesty but our target is encouragement and positivity in the midst of struggles.” – Rachael Price explained
Rachael and Luke first met as Berklee College of Music students on the very first day of school. Rachael’s artistic perspective encompasses soul, gospel, and Americana. Luke is an accomplished fiddler steeped in old-time music, bluegrass, swing, and honky-tonk. From these varied backgrounds, the twosome nurtured a soul-pop aesthetic.
“We want to connect with people, but we also like to keep things musically interesting. For example, there may be a section in 7, or a strange horn line, or a complex drum fill or passage, but we never like these touches to take away from the song. We strive for something that feels familiar but has unexpected twists.” – Luke Price explained
The band began simply as DEAN! while Luke and Rachael were in college. They felt keen on the trusty and traditional overtones of the name. Also, the couple each had a beloved family member named Dean, and when they rebooted the project in Portland, Oregon, they modified the handle to Love, DEAN. A perfect addition that showcases the warmth within the group.
“Our music comes from our experience and from the influence of our musical community which stretches across the country, from Boston, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, and Portland.” – Rachael Price stated
Love, DEAN is part of a creative community of musicians who drift in and out of each other’s projects and also come together to teach at music camps.
We recommend adding Love, DEAN’s “Fool” single to your favorite indie-soul playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and song reviews. Furthermore, always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).