Album Review: Satin Playground by Dacey
Dacey’s latest EP, Satin Playground will have you melting into your couch as you bathe in sunbeams on a Saturday afternoon. If you’re constantly looking to update your playlist, this Vancouver-based band will not disappoint as the album is packed with lo-fi beats, groovy guitar riffs and vocals that move effortlessly from one track to the next.
Dacey wastes no time introducing new listeners to the album with the first track, “Sidewalks”, which sets the tone for the rest of the album. Followed by “I’ll be there”, this track has all the swing that highlights the skills of talented guitarist, Waterfall Eyes.
A story of unreciprocated love, infidelity and a tumultuous relationship is unloaded throughout the album but is mainly revealed during “Night Calls” as the lead singer, Dacey Andrada, sings, “Would I change your mind if I said her love for you is all in your head.” During the last track of this album, “Broccoli’s Keeper”, Andrada has unregretfully freed herself from the chains of a toxic relationship and is now enjoying herself at home with “Puffy Ms. Reefer.”
Satin Playground is a solid album that is breaking genre thresholds. If you’re a dedicated fan of R&B/soul looking for something similar yet different, I highly recommend this album.
— Hermie Ocenar