“It not a love story, not a coming of age
It’s not the kind of thing you put into a play.”
They’re a US musical theatre writing team who, like so many others, are patiently waiting for their big break. Shows such as Henry & Mudge and The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown have raised their profile and in the latter case, show real promise from the tracks included here in their relaxed pop sensibility that Waitress is currently working so well. Vienna Teng’s delicate piano balled ‘Say The Word’ is a gorgeous opener to the collection and the way its tentative romantic inclinations are met with Michael Arden’s ‘Run Away With Me’, its quiet emotion slowly building in confidence, whets the appetite beautifully.
If I’m being completely honest, it’s perhaps a little disappointing that on a 10-track album, one track is repeated and another is just a brief piano interlude, meaning there’s only actually 8 different songs on here, even if the strummed guitar and easy harmonies of The Spring Standards’ take on ‘Run Away With Me’ puts an interestingly different spin on the track.. I appreciate that putting an album is far from an easy feat and you should always leave them wanting more but you also want to be fully satisfied too and I think Our First Mistake misses the mark slightly there.