Billy Dechand | Innocent Sin

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Innocent Sin

by Billy Dechand

Billy's pop sensibilities take the irreverent road to funky, humorous, sexy, and occasionally serious places.
Genre: Pop: Pop Underground
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1. Innocent Sin
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2. Hungry for More
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3. When the Satellites Drop
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4. Reproduce
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5. Keepin' It Real
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6. Kick Ass
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7. You Do It
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8. Spilled the Water
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9. Little Miss Muffler
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10. You Cannot Demand Love
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11. Take Me Now
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12. You Need a Man
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13. Booya
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14. Sell Out
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15. She Has Work
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16. Chihuahua
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Album Notes
Disregarding the whims of radio, Billy Dechand instead made the record he himself would like to hear. In the process, he may have inadvertantly created his most Poppy album yet. The title track is a funky, almost disco style song with plenty of sass. Sass seems to reappear in several songs like "Keepin' It Real" and "Take Me Now". His trademark wit can be heard on his cynical "Sell Out" as well as his unique takes on sex in "Reproduce" and "Booya". "When The Satellites Drop" psychedelically questions society's modern dependence on technology. Occasionally we hear serious pathos in songs such as "She Has Work" and "You Do It". Of course, "Kick Ass" and "Hungry For More" provide straight ahead rock.
The careful listener will hear influences from the Beatles, Beck, Bowie, and the Flaming Lips. Tip of the iceburg, really.

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Faulkner Review

Innocent Sin by Billy Dechand
Billy Dechand is a singer/songwriter hailing from Missouri in the United States. His genre is essentially alternative pop/rock and he has been releasing material since 1998. This album, Innocent Sin, consists of sixteen tracks and is his seventh release on CD.
Starting with the title track, its a fine opener; a smoky, funky track with lashings of wah wah guitar, vibes and brass that give it a 70’s vibe, in a good way. Billy has a strong voice, a smooth croon that is almost Bowie-esque at times and that influence in manifest throughout the album. He also cites The Beatles, Beck and The Flaming Lips as influences.
Hungry For More is brief but very catchy, while When The Satellite Drops is an excellent song about our possibly over reliant relationship with technology. It’s set to a Beatles/Bowie style chord progression and builds to a memorable chorus. His sense of humour shows on Reproduce, a reggae tinged track that takes a sardonic look at male/female relations. The organ and bouncy bassline work well.
Keepin’ It Real is another funny song set to a lilting Kinks style melody, with bitingly satirical lyrics: “Every day when I wake yup I’ve been keeping it real…I’m so f—–g authentic, I’ve got my own cat food commercial…”. Kick Ass has one of the catchiest hooks on the album while You Do It is slower and more poignant: “He can teach you all the rules and never learn the game…”. The excellent chorus is pure Bowie musically but infused with Billy’s quirky style, so he makes it his own. A real highlight.
Spilled The Water and Little Miss Muffler are both deliciously offbeat and quirky acoustic pop songs, the latter replete with scatological sound effects, the more base end of Billy’s humour! Take Me Now is a fun song about getting amorous, while the infectious Booya rejects a negative outlook on life: “You can dress in black, cool like Cash… but me, I wanna live in colour…”.
Sell Out Is a justifiably cynical satire on those who will do anything to get ahead “Pretty beauty goin’ straight to your head…give it all away to the folks at the mall, cashing out your max for replaceable trash….”. She Has Work is one of the more moving and serious songs here; a poignant piece of characters study, showing his deeper side as a songwriter. The cute closing Chihuahua returns to his more familiar quirky style.
Overall, this is a very good album that showcases Billy’s musical and emotional range as a songwriter. All sides of life are here, from the poignant to the humorous, from the personal to societal concerns. He has a strong sense of craftsmanship and a gift for consistently memorable melodies and hooks. He has melded his influences into a style very much his own. Highly recommend for fans of left field pop/rock.
Alex Faulkner
Verdict: 8.6 out of 1011
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