Lol I kinda agree. I heard it live at Paris for the first time and I absolutely loved So Far So Fast (I recorded this track and I'd listen to it over and over 'cause the album wasn't out yet). When I heard the real So Far So Fast I got reeeeally disappointed with the female vocals. But it's a nice album after all.
It's not the fact that they use female vocals, it's the fact that they sound out of place, almost like they are trying too hard to do something different. It's almost going for a soul sound? They are supposed to be soulless
The female voices sound totally out of place, so much so that they ruin the new songs for me. Like there's something artificial in the air, a total disconnect between their voices and all the other elements, just so forced. Will try to bear it again but it's terrible because I think it'll still feel a failed approach, and even worse as everything but the female singers feels great but I can't get to it because of the interference.
what is this new album?!? i know they have to change their sound slightly and keep evolving but there are too many female vocals on the new album, there are only 4 that sound like they are national songs?