For the uninitiated, Warren Charles is a college rock group hailing from Los Angeles, California. They have just released an album called ‘Head in the clouds’ in the form of an interactive app on iTunes. Which brings us to this review.
After YouTube, interactive apps are all set to be the next big thing in music. Warren Charles just happens to be one of the first to jump on this bandwagon. Music albums have more or less lost their charm these days. A really good album should have a central theme baked into every song, a fact that Warren Charles seems to understand. The music and visuals are seamlessly integrated in this album. Not only can you play the entire album from beginning to end, but you can also play games with elements related to some of the songs, including a Temple Run style game.
You can watch live concert footage, read the lyric sheet for every song on the album with stunning artwork, read more about the brothers who make up the band, and a whole lot more.
I won’t pass judgement on the band itself, as that depends on your individual taste in music. Warren Charles has released a free version of the app, so you can decide for yourself if you like the music before you pay for the interactive album. The best part is that at $1.99, the album is a steal, should you choose to go for it.
Kudos to Warren Charles for really making a cool app. Hopefully, more artists will adopt interactive albums in the future. It’s a fun ride all the way!
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.