What You Doing is immediately likable, that opening clap for a beat and the space around it, Patrick’s voice, the melody – there’s a quickly satisfying pop glow to the song; as well as a notably alternative, uniquely creative musicality.

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Norway’s SIENNÁ returns this year with a post-six-minute offering that is the ambient and conceptual What Matters. The song takes its time to work through the various ideas within – this appears as a necessary artistic process for the songwriter, rather than a simple attempt to gather an audience and entertain.

Alt PopAmbientTrip-Hop

Contrast is utilized within the language presented as both God and The Devil are referenced – and indeed as this journey moves through turmoil to possibility; beginning with descending from heaven and finishing with the idea that you’ll be protected.

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