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.
The track doesn’t arrive covered in glitter, it warms you with a hopeful musical backdrop, it grips you with a heartfelt presentation of poetry & character.
There’s a definite indie edge that really works in its favour. Grant Smith’s leading voice & lyricism make for something incredibly soulful & fresh.
The music softens you, the words break you down, the changing pace reminds you how uncertain life is. A band with a shared love for artistry & expression.
Once you adjust to the rhythm & relevance of these sounds, you witness & connect with the songs – the melodies, the riffs, the raw emotion of the lyrics.
When we’re faced with a mainstream arena of over-produced songs that are all too often formulaic, Ace Lover is precisely the kind of option music fans need.
Skilfully chasing these varying emotions with a flawless vocal stream of notes, always offering some poetic reflection of the inner turmoil of being human.
One of a kind, the artist has the voice of a pop angel, yet the music & songwriting are explicitly unique. A remarkable listening experience.