17 October 2012
Reece Mastin’s hot new album ‘Beautiful Nightmare’ is out this Friday, and we have been lucky enough to be given an exclusive album stream to share with you all today!
Enter here to WIN your own copy of Beautiful Nightmare!
‘Beautiful Nightmare’ is Reece’s second album, and without the covers that his first album contained, we are able to get a real insight into Reece’s development as an artist.
This album is a heady mix of pop and rock, and we think it will be a huge success!
Watch out most recent interview with Reece here!
Reece has been penning tracks for this album over the last 12 months, and collaborated with some huge artists for the release, including Benji Madden, and Michael Gerrard (who has worked with Kelly Clarkson, The Jonas Brothers, Delta Goodrem).
Check out our track by track review of 'Beautiful Nightmare' below! It is officially out on October 19th, but you can buy it here!
This synth driven number combines light reggae segments with a solid rock core. We are definitely ‘addicted’ to Reece!
Fans of Reece will already know this song back to front. Check out the lyrics, meaning and song here!
3. Beautiful Nightmare
Remember Beyonce’s track ‘sweet dreams (or a beautiful nightmare)? This is not like that song at all. Reece shows off his rock chops in this track, and we think it is slightly reminiscent of Muse in some ways. It almost verges into hardcore screams into some spots, and will definitely get his fans moshing! Proof that Reece can get a little bit edgy!
Stars sees Reece heading back to more traditional pop, and this definitely has a ‘wave something bright in the air’ quality. It is a definite romantic song, and word on the street is that he was in LA looking up at the stars and thinking of his girlfriend Rhiannon when he wrote it. Too cute!
5. Dirty Paradise
This pop-punk track features fast lyrics such as ‘You gave it up last week, now I’ve been losing sleep, thinking about what we used to do. We’ll leave it up to you to work out what ‘Dirty Paradise’ Reece is talking about.
6. Shout It Out
This is the song that got Reece and Rhiannon Fish together, and we’re still not sick of it! Watch the romantic video again here!
This uplifting rock song features a lot of tom drumming… which gives it a somewhat anthemic feel. It seems to tell the tale of Reece learning to believe in himself again. Maybe he wrote it for Rhiannon? We should probably stop trying to relate every song to her!
8. She's A Killer
This song has a very funky ‘Panic Of The Disco’-esque intro before launching into a super-fast swing number about a super-hot girl. No prizes for guessing who we think the song is about!
This song is definitely influenced by Brit band Muse – and we loved it! It has all the hallmarks of a big contemporary rock song, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this was made into a single!
Reece shows his versatility in ‘Timeless’ slowing things down to sing this heartfelt ballad. We can see him sitting with just an acoustic guitar in the middle of a stage belting this one out. A beautiful track!
The title of this track got us pretty excited, and the reality didn’t disappoint. It’s a funny track with Reece asking some poor lass ‘Do you want to be my ex-girlfriend’? This is definitely NOT about Rhiannon!
12. Outta My Face
Another pop-punk number, showcasing Reece’s signature musical style!
13. Shut Up & Kiss Me
Y’all know this song… we don’t need to review it! Watch the video here!
14. She Calls This Love
This sounds like a really sad song, about boy stuck in a relationship who realises that he’s not in love with his girl anymore. It was kind of depressing to be honest, but that’s probably the point!
15. Give Up The Girl
This is a great song to end the album on. A rock track that builds up slowly, both in instrumentation and tempo. It has a great ‘sing-a-long’ quality, and we think that it would be perfect to finish a concert on as well.
Enter here to win your own copy of 'Beautiful Nightmare'!
Listen to the album in full below! Please note that you won't be able to hear this album on a phone or mobile device.