The result is a more accessible version of Dum Dum Girls, bolstered by terrific harmonies (three of the four girls contribute vocals) and a crisper rhythm section.
I Will Be is undeniably derivative--but exhilarating with it.
All in all, Dum Dum Girls have come into their own with a rare debut effort on which everything comes together in a way where reach and grasp go hand-in-hand. In short, I Will Be suggests that the Dum Dum Girls' future is now.
It's anachronistic, fashionable and sometimes quite beautiful. It's teen music for adults. It's also incredibly sentimental.