Posted December 4, 2017 by Mike Mineo in Pop

Gilbert Lee – “Dial Me Up”

Maryland-based singer, songwriter, and producer Gilbert Lee released his second album, Magic through the Static, in the past month, showcasing a melodic vein of pop that recalls Baroque pop in the creative ways of Brian Wilson, particularly on SMiLE. Standout track “Dial Me Up” incorporates acoustics, cellos, and saxophone — all culminating in a melodically hypnotic “dial me up” hook, capped by a pleasant whistle and ukulele-laden surf-y vibe. Lee’s vocals, smooth and charming, do great in leading this psych-friendly vein of Baroque pop, a sound that consistently impresses throughout Magic through the Static, streaming in full below:

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