Album review by AmericanaUk Magazine
“Worthy new blood to the genre presided by Petty and Mellencamp”
‘Love in a Mixtape’ is a pretty telling title for this collection of crunchy pop rock songs. Magnus Sorensen, ably assisted by his band, The Captains Inc, sings about love in all its permutations in a way that fits well with the rock radio production and wailing guitars. This is no introspective look at fragile emotions but a brazen calling out of the songwriter’s most regular muse.
Sorensen is clearly influenced by some of America’s greatest exponents of guitar rock and there are hints of Tom Petty, combined with the building guitar strums found in tunes by The Hold Steady and Bruce Springsteen. The songs are well crafted and lend themselves to a road trip (preferably with the top down) rather than a pensive listen through the headphones.
Due for release on both vinyl and CD, this is feel good music that wears its influences on its sleeve and its heart in its hands.
7 out of 10