Common Union may be labeled folk but their music is really more soft rock; not the 80’s version of wimpy love songs but today’s version of soft rock. Heartbeat Serenade, the duo’s second album, contains easy listening tracks that are about living life and good feeling filled with plenty of energy with the occasional edge that makes this a terrific counterpart to much of the harder edge, cynical rock albums of today.
When the duo of Lara Malasig and Stephen McKenzie begin to harmonize, their voices are perfectly sync and really give those tracks a lot of melodic power. But even solo their vocals are just as powerful. The tracks nicely blend with one another and there simply seems to be no filler songs present on this entire 10-track album.
Filled with lots of serenity and beautiful inspiring music, Heartbeat Serenade will definitely pick you up from the doldrums of your winter blues.
Author: Rob Perez
Rob Perez is a freelance writer who has been with The Music Universe early on. As a Correspondent for The Music Universe, you will find him writing reviews and live tweeting awards shows.