Brooklyn-based indie pop band Bless Mob is composed of members Becca Beberaggi on vocals, Brett Crudgington on keyboard, Gabriel Monteros on bass, and Zach Simao on drums. They describe themselves as “pop-soul infused with elements of jazz, R & B, and hip-hop.”
Their debut EP, the self-titled Bless Mob, dropped in December 2016. It’s a 5-song album that starts off with a funky pop-jazz vibe in “Prologue” and transitions into a mellow, dreamy musical journey. The EP was put together with the help of mixing and production by Zach Simao, and mastering by Justin Weis at Trakworx Mastering.
Check out their tracklist below!
Bless Mob Tracklist:
3. Good Boy
4. Live On
5. Your Drug
I had never heard of Bless Mob before I was asked to do this review, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the EP, and I’m looking forward to future releases from them. I’d like to see where else they can take their music. The 5-tracks combined with the pretty album cover (I love myself some pretty cover art) were enough to leave me wanting more.
All songs on the album were written by Becca, Gabriel, and Zach, with Will Moritz on guitar for the last three tracks. Bless Mob delivers a strong debut with this EP.
They do a fantastic job of introducing their unique style to the world – and that style is one that I can say with confidence I don’t think I’ve ever heard before. Bless Mob combines elements of different genres to create their own entirely original music. Not to sound cliché, but this EP is just . . . chill. Just really, really chill. I love a band with a good keyboardist, and Brett Crudgington delivers some amazing accompaniment on this album.
This is the type of music to listen to when you’re hanging out with friends, sipping wine and talking about the meaning of life. I picture people wearing berets. Do people do that? I don’t know. I don’t get out much. But that’s the image this album conjures up for me (I do have a very specific imagination, though). You might hear music like this in a coffee shop, or in your local Barnes & Noble (where you can catch me stalking the fiction aisles), and you’ll find yourself silently bobbing your head along to the tunes. As a fan of classical jazz, this album was great because the band’s jazzier influences definitely shine through. It’s all slow jams and smooth instrumentals, modern jazz with a pop twist.
I really, really enjoyed it, and I highly recommend checking it out. I can’t wait to see what Bless Mob will bring us in the future, and I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for them.
For more, check out their social media links below!
Bless Mob: Facebook // Instagram // Bandcamp