The mellow swagger of that guitar part loops around the listener in a calming manner, and the satisfying resolve of being a Happy Mess leaves a powerful feeling that everything will be alright. What more could you ask for?
Everything resolves perfectly, intrigue is followed by answers, and then when you revisit the song, the entire structure, passion and positivity of it shine with unquestionable brightness.
RianMusic’s songwriting stands tall within just about every song on this project. His range of influences is decidedly broad, from hints of hip hop to seventies driving rock-ballads and a whole lot of folk-pop and big-band artists along the way.
VOLLÉSTAD’s music is a must. A producer with a clear love for the process, a connection to his audience, and a desire to uplift and immerse listeners with refreshing, finely crafted escapism.
An interesting hybrid that’s halfway between Panic at the Disco and something much more prog-y, with proper and very grown-up playing, Thinking Clear is an episodic delight, with an awful lot of elements that could easily crossover to please an awful lot of people.
A story-teller with a clear love for music in all of its forms, LUI drives with equal parts melody, rhythm, optimism, creativity, and professionalism.
The perfect anthem for our newly crowned daily loops – these patterns of behaviour we engage in, to pass the time, to fend off anxiety.
Leading with a quickly engaging, trip-hop-kissed soundscape, and a beautifully expressive, confidently flawless yet characterful leading voice, the balance between style & natural emotion is immense; a huge part of what makes High such a rightfully addictive track.
Eclecticism runs wild, but the building blocks hold close to composition as much so as allowing the featured singers to wholly and truly lose themselves, passionately, in the moment.
Stylishly fusing a retro, synth-heavy dance backdrop, feeling all at once cinematic & gaming ready, Rise From The Grave has already amassed an impressive number of streams online, and Joel’s alternative pop identity is proving increasingly appealing.
Fusing a simple yet addictive string riff, with a contemporary beat and a doubled-vocal line that digs deep into personal relations and reflections on life – RianMusic’s The One is a uniquely recognisable song that quickly leaves its mark.
A painful yet powerful piece of music & performance, which seeks to unite those of us who have felt the weight of suicide in some way or another.