Robert DeLong In The Cards

In The Cards

Robert DeLong

Released on September 18, 2015 by Glassnote Entertainment Group

Main artist: Robert DeLong

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

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Album : 1 disk - 11 tracks Total length : 00:44:36

  1. 1 In The Cards

    Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Shatkin, Producer - Luca Pretolesi, Mixer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  2. 2 Long Way Down

    E. Kidd Bogart, ComposerLyricist - Emanuel Kiriakou, ComposerLyricist - Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Goldstein, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou, Producer - Cameron Forbes, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2014 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  3. 3 Jealousy

    Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Dawson, Producer, Mixer, Additional Producer, StudioPersonnel - Tommy English, Producer - Thomas James Schleiter, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  4. 4 Don't Wait Up

    Simon Katz, ComposerLyricist - Sam Martin, ComposerLyricist - Tim Pagnotta, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Rich Costey, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  5. 5 Possessed

    E. Kidd Bogart, ComposerLyricist - TONY MASERATI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Goldstein, Producer - Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou, Producer - Cameron Forbes, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  6. 6 Sellin' U Somethin

    Robert DeLong, Producer, Mixer, MainArtist, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  7. 7 Born To Break

    Wally Gagel, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Xandy Barry, Producer, Mixer, Co-Producer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - MNDR, FeaturedArtist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  8. 8 Acid Rain

    Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Dawson, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Andrew Goldstein, Producer Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  9. 9 Future's Right Here

    E. Kidd Bogart, ComposerLyricist - TONY MASERATI, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Andrew Goldstein, Producer - Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou, Producer - Cameron Forbes, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  10. 10 Pass Out

    Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Luca Pretolesi, Mixer, StudioPersonnel Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

  11. 11 That's What We Call Love

    Wally Gagel, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Xandy Barry, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Robert DeLong, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist Copyright : ℗ 2015 Glassnote Entertainment Group LLC

About

Robert Delong's 2013 debut, Just Movement, was a kaleidoscopic electronic dance-pop production showcasing his unique use of MIDI interfaces, keyboards, and sundry electronic and live instrumentation. That the Los Angeles-based DeLong's songs were both lyrically thoughtful and often catchy helped make it one of the unexpectedly welcome releases of the year. His follow-up, 2015's In the Cards, is a somewhat slicker, if no less thoughtful album, with plenty of hooky moments. Featuring production from Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Foster the People, Ellie Goulding), Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou (Celine Dion, Demi Lovato, Yelawolf), and others, In the Cards, still displays DeLong's talent for bringing together an array of electronic, acoustic, and electric instruments, albeit in a less kitchen-sink fashion. Cuts like "Jealousy" and "Don't Wait Up for Me," with their '80s new wave-influenced, synth-heavy style, bring to mind a mix of Frankmusik and Fall Out Boy. It's a move that comes off as sophisticated and mature rather than too commercial, and allows for more focus on DeLong's talent as a songwriter. Kicking off with a short, ambiently airy title track that utilizes the reading of Tarot cards to introduce the album's overarching theme concerning the complexities of finding meaning in our seemingly random existence, In the Cards reveals a more introspective, somewhat downbeat DeLong. Whether weighed down by relationship woes, spiritual questions, or both, as on the languidly dramatic "That's What We Call Love," in which he sings "You heard the words of the pastor as he was praying to god, but you don't know who he's calling," DeLong fills his songs with poetic, often dichotomous, existential thoughts. However, rather than take a cynical stance, DeLong seems to have a pragmatically balanced view of the world. Even when he's taking on haters sniping at him from the sidelines, as he does on the hip-hop-inflected "Long Way Down," he remains confident. He sings, "You've been slinging your anecdotes/I've been fucking around while you were saving the world...from nothing." Thankfully, even when he's tackling complex emotions, DeLong never forgets to keep his songs hip-swayingly straightforward and melodically memorable. ~ Matt Collar

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