[Album Review] BØRNS – ‘Dopamine’

Garrett Borns is onto something. Something magical and wild, that is. Upon first listen of “Electric Love” earlier this year, I was immediately starry-eyed and left wanting more. The rest of the tracks – by the singer’s moniker, BØRNS – that make up the Candy EP were only a taste of what his debut album, Dopamine, would contain.

Vibrant with an array of 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s nostalgia, Dopamine is exactly what the doctor prescribed. Tracks like “10,000 Emerald Pools,” “Dug My Heart,” “American Money” and new single, “The Emotion” are all examples of what the singer has to offer and more while sharing a piece of his heart in the process.

Glittering, seductive, dark and deliriously joyful , BØRNS just might be the male Zella Day. Album high note, “Holy Ghost,” gives off a funky yet spine-chilling vibe perfect for those Halloween party playlists while “Clouds” offers a rainy-day anthem for the lonely.

Closing out the album is the ever-poppy, “Fool” – a track even your parents will enjoy with its 70’s throwbacks and dazzling synths. All in all, Dopamine is definitely an album worth picking up this fall. Be prepared to be love-struck by album’s end.

Dopamine is available now here.

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina is the founding editor of The Daily Listening. She’s also a professional music nerd for BUZZNET. You’ll most likely find her where she finds most of her inspiration: introverting in her bedroom with her music collection and a pair of headphones.