Prince wasn't searching for another protégée when an accidental listen to Elisa Fiorillo's voice got his attention. Her current single "Oooh, This I Need" was written and produced by Prince. And, like Prince, the classically trained Fiorillo is dead set on breaking out of the dance-pop pack. Part of her battle plan includes listening to artists who are inspiring a lot of critical buzz--such as the Rembrandts, who've just released a self-titled album.
"The Rembrandts is very hooky pop. From the second listen, I could remember each cut's melody and all the things built around those melodies, from the instrumental solos to the vocals that are heaven for harmony freaks. The Rembrandts are hard to categorize, since they combine country elements, rock twists and progressive touches in their music. The production has that to-the-wall, sweaty energy of an attic demo tape, yet a lot of the lyrics work as pieces of poetry, as in the short track titled Goodnight. This duo writes about ordinary romantic troubles in an extraordinary way, and there are no throwaway tracks. Not one."