"Out of My League"
from the album More Than Just a Dream
BY ERICA MATLIN | Jonk Music
Off their second studio album, More Than Just a Dream, "Out of My League" is the epitome of the "soul-infused neo-pop" sound that sets Fitz and the Tantrums apart from everyone else out there on the indie-pop spectrum.
It is very rare to find an album where each song is tied together by the same concept, but Fitz and the Tantrums has managed to do it. Then again, nothing should be surprising when it comes to Fitz and the Tantrums, since the band began in 2008 with Michael Fitzpatrick picking up a second-hand organ and finding his Mo-town inspired New Wave sound, as well as a group of artists to go with it. With the help of Noelle Scraggs beautiful vocals, bassist Joseph Karnes, Jeremy Ruzumma on keyboards, percussionist John Wicks, and an array of incredible instruments by James King, the band has developed a sound that playfully bridges together generations and genres.
"Out of My League" is a little less retro compared to tracks from their first album, Pickin' Up the Pieces, but it makes up for it with its charismatic demeanor. The multi-instrumental track is a fun piece of music that doesn't overdo the pop and manages to let the music flow effortlessly.