Charles Ryan Davis has mastered the art of turning acoustic simplicity into an absolute performance – emotional and captivating, brilliantly skillful. A live show would be superb, though sadly Charles Ryan Davis doesn’t perform. In a way, this makes this playlist all the more enjoyable – it feels like a rare appearance, a one-of-a-kind chance to escape into something truly unique.
There’s a certain caliber of artistry represented here that extends skyward without limits. Poetry and societal or political relevance intertwine in again subtle manners that slowly but surely paint a clear and striking picture before you. Meanwhile, oppression and struggle are represented visually by various characters locked in fist fights that edge their way around the building.
Contrast is utilized well throughout this song, there are indeed instances of peacefulness and folk purity, but these are more often than not followed up by those which strike as a little darker.
To hear this fusion of influences is massively refreshing right now. Louie Lahana is undoubtedly talented, freely creative, provocatively thoughtful, and immensely interesting.
The Live Sessions is music for music’s sake, and if mainstream culture has made you forget what that sounds like, Torelli and the Fuse are here to remind you.
It is absolutely possible to write original songs in this era, the sort that draw no comparisons but feel completely expressive and fresh. Chantitown proves that consistently with this project.
Spoken word snippets continue to appear throughout, the whole thing is a performance – a short piece of theatre. Every detail has been carefully incorporated.
Bishop extends her creative reach into the realms of a Regina Spektor inspired vibe with this single. Purity & cleverness fuse to make for something that leaves a gaping void of unwelcomed silence when it comes to an end.
Very few modern artists get so swept away or lost in their performances, at least not so authentically. It showcases the weight & power of true soul, and it gives you something incredibly striking to experience.
The lyrics offer a notably poetic string of images, a story that is slightly distant seeming, but that grabs your attention regardless. Certain lines stand out & further the haunting feeling – ‘I come to watch you die’ is a perfectly fitting example.
The musicianship is superb, as is the creativity. It’s the perfect meeting of the bizarre & the skillful, the unknown & the ever-impressive. The journey the audio takes you on is wonderful, weird, powerful & impossible to predict.
The imagery & concept are so simple, so relatable, yet this feels like a brand new scene – an alternate ending to your favourite film perhaps.