Ra Ra Riot’s ambition to reinvent their sound with more use of keyboards and synths, unfortunately didn’t materialize into an overly outstanding record. First single and haunting stand-out, “When I Dream” promised a beautiful journey and the blueprint of how the album could’ve sounded. It’s also clear that Beta Love works best when the soundscape is subtle and turned down to a sparse use of instruments. The second proof of this is, “Is It Too Much”, a song that works fine enough and is the direction I for one wish that Ra Ra Riot would consider taking in the future. Listen to “Is It Too Much” below and If you missed “When I Dream” you get a second chance.