He uses his voice for texture as much as for carving out an individual niche as a vocalist and I’m led to the conclusion that Ete serves the song. Whatever is needed to serve the song is the right artistic choice, and I can only applaud decisions like that with all my heart.
An achingly poignant lyric that (sadly) still holds true today, By My Silence essentially details how it’s wholly possible to be complicit in awful (or just unfair) things coming to pass by remaining fearful, passive and silent about them. It’s a lovely version of a melancholy-drenched tune.
“It’s the creation of something new and exiting. Sometimes, I just don’t know where these songs come from and I’m always on fire when it happens.”
Tommy Ocean is not only an easy name to remember but one that proves more than worthwhile doing so once you’ve spent even just ten minutes with this album. There’s a certain purity to his sound, which fuses beautifully & authentically with the deeply considerate, honest & insightful manner in which he writes.
The sweet orchestration of the track; the masterful blending of strings and acoustic guitars is reminiscent of singer-songwriters like Boo Hewerdine, erstwhile of The Bible. The percussion elements are a very welcome addition, too – adding a little drive to proceedings – but the major feeling here is one of reflection and contemplation. Dive in and have a soak.
Zoick’s dream of Sophia begins as the music does – a simple and pleasant encounter – but this is clearly just the start of something much bigger. As things progress, the change in vocal tone and subsequently the impact of the song go on to reflect a stark change in language use.
A gorgeous yet short playlist that brings forth a band with a heartfelt approach to songwriting and an unquestionable talent for performance.
Noella Rain gets quietly candid about contemporary insecurities and self-esteem on this latest single. ‘Wash it all off’ – start over from scratch and remind yourself of who you are and that you’re beautiful.
Life As Mary have captured lightning in a bottle with their new single. ‘Jacki’ is a song you’ll want to blast in your car on a sunny day with the windows rolled down.
The unison between the riffs and the vocal melody is quite stunning, and with that an overwhelming sense of space allows the central strengths of the music and its concept to stand tall in a natural and beautiful way.
Do yourself a favor, whether you typically like this kind of music or not, give this album a listen. I guarantee you’ll end up a fan.
During times as divisive as these, it’s easy to forget that we are all human, living together, not apart. Luckily for us, Mark Ambuter has created Love is Everywhere to remind us all of that.