The Bridesmaids is the indie-pop group of Leah Paul, the music on their new album “Forever” is defined by rich melodic layers of flutes, horns, organs, percussion, guitars, and female voices. The lush orchestration and melodic hooks bring to mind Belle & Sebastian, David Bowie, and Broadcast.
If the Bridesmaids take off like they should, Leah Paul can likely anticipate lots of puns about the marriage of sounds…the Bridesmaids bouncy melodies would be hard to top.
Led by ace flute and reed player Leah Paul, the Bridesmaids indie-rock smarts to brassy Motown muscle.
Amatuerish charm still works…Paul barely fusses over vocals, which sound one-take and ingenuous, like some 80s British twee-poppers of K Records bands.