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First of all, a disclaimer: if you have looked up this band expecting them to sound like Enya, Loreena McKennitt, or Sarah McLachlan, you will be disappointed. Facebook advertises this duo as being like all of the above. Although I hear influences from Enya and Sarah McLachlan in the music of the Green Children, their style is very different. That having been said, if you can get past Facebook's ads and open your mind and ears to appreciate the Green Children for what they are, then you just may find their first album, Encounter, as enchanting as I have.
I'll admit that I'm completely addicted to their music. They are billed as an electro/pop band, and I suppose their music does fall under this category, but to me, their music is so much more. Where other electro/pop artists sing about sex, drugs, and themselves, the Green Children use their music to address important social issues. And anyone who has read even a little bit about Milla and Marlow should not be surprised by this focus, since the two of them give generously to help out those who are less fortunate. I've never encountered another band in this genre of music with such uplifting, stirring, and inspiring music.
I love almost all of their songs on this album, but some of their best are
-Encounter, which tells the story of the Green Children, from whom they got their name.
-Black Magic, probably their most sexual song, though done in a very tasteful way.Read more ›
Almost stumbling upon them by accident, I couldn't have found them at a better time. I've been trying to locate a good pop/electronic group with some class and talent. Traversing Facebook I saw their ad on the right hand side of the page. It was advertised as similar to the popular group Celtic Woman, which I am very fond of. While that was the reason I really clicked on the ad, they have a very unique sound, even if the main singer is from the UK (Celtic Woman is more Irish folk). It does however have a very folk-like feel to it which is where the resemblance comes in. I enjoy the elegance in their videos and their dress. Furthermore, after doing a little research, I am fond of what they do to help communities. They raised a large sum of money to open a hospital for the blind in Bangladesh, the same country where their music video for the song "Hear Me Now" is taken place (filmed originally in 2006). A professor by the name of Muhammad Yunus, who helped The Green Children duo originally open the hospital, recently received the medal of freedom from president Obama himself in honor of all the work he's done overseas in Bangladesh. And if that's not enough to impress you at the accomplishments they've done, this same professor has a hollywood film planned for him in further honor of what he's done. They are also very much so involved with sustainable energy and things to do with nature. They have their own foundation to help those in need, [...]. As taken from their About Us page, "Milla Sunde and Marlow Bevan established The Green Children Foundation to support microcredit, education and healthcare. We believe in promoting positive stories that highlight the solution, not the problem" Their blog is here: [...].Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted to love this album, and while there are songs that I really truly love, there are others that failed to wow me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by SheSmiles13
Great CD! This is one of the best duo groups out today!! This whole CD is amazing!!!Published 24 months ago by Michael
haters are gonna hate! This group is awesome. What wonderful tunes and lyrics! 5 stars all the way! =) .Published on January 15, 2014 by Timothy
Beautiful music with a danceable beat by a lovely duo. A little club, a little Buckingham Nicks, and all gorgeous music. You'll be dancing around to this over and over again. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Book&musiclover