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Optimist by FINNEAS



Release Date: Oct 15, 2021

Genre(s): Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Electronic, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Record label: Interscope


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Album Review: Optimist by FINNEAS

Very Good, Based on 4 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Growing up in Los Angeles, a place in which Hollywood exists and where every single storied street is paved with modern pop music history is undoubtedly inaugural to who Finneas is as an artist. And though he's continuously proving to be deft in creating the recipe for a global hit, it seems to be that he takes his own music in a slightly different direction. While still using electro-alt backdrops to elevate songs like "The 90s" and "How It Ends", Finneas seems to be picking the route of creating an emotional ballad with a bit of an edge for his own artistry.

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Under The Radar - 70
Based on rating 7/10

His name perhaps less recognized than his prolific contributions to popular music, Finneas O'Connell has been biding his time behind the scenes for quite a while. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer/audio engineer/actor, who rose to prominence as an architect behind the scenes of major ….

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Pitchfork - 56
Based on rating 5.6/10

In a recent, live interview for the New Yorker, Billie Eilish was asked to recount how she had experienced the onset of the pandemic. She was on tour, busy and oblivious to the news, she said; she didn't notice what was happening until she was canceling shows. "I wasn't looking at my phone," she explained. Seated next to her in the Zoom frame, her brother Finneas O'Connell piped up: "I was." Finneas has something he'd like you to know: He's been paying attention.

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Clash Music
Opinion: Average

Finneas O'Connell is ready to release his first album. Eight-time Grammy award winning, Bond soundtrack writing, one of the most in-demand producers in pop Finneas O'Connell, or just FINNEAS, as he prefers to be known in this context. The 24-year-old's creative partnership with younger sister and future Glastonbury headliner, Billie Eilish, has given chart-skeptics of all ages the perfect living, breathing example of why platinum-selling music can still be interesting, creative, and boundary pushing.

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