Somehow immediately recognisable as Carnival Mind, the simplicity and brightness of a live acoustic guitar, strummed with clear passion for what lies ahead – 5am is the band’s latest earworm…
Just in time to round off the summer beautifully, the unmistakable Carnival Mind return to light up things up in their authentically raw, unedited and honest way, with the wonderful single Remember.
“We never doubt our instincts, We trust our ears, if it sounds right it usually is… We don’t wait to be told our songs are good, We know it when we write one.”
Great acoustic guitar-work quickly soothes the soul – the live sound that the band so faultlessly deliver works gorgeously in this context.
The work of a songwriter extraordinaire, whom you’d be forgiven for considering as one of the professionals of a simpler time; hiding under some new AKA for authenticity or a fresh audience.
You’re on a journey, listening, but also weaving in your own memories and sense of nostalgia, of longing for the carefree days and considering the painful ache of regret all at once.
Loaded with imagery that initially feels like something clever to hide behind, the song ultimately reverts back to a revealing search for self.
The writing is top notch, and the classic, organic and humble arrangement helps draw focus to that; making you appreciate the purpose and honesty of the song all the more so.