Setting the scene with clear imagery & detail, Getaway progresses from its simple verses to the satisfying resolve of its hook in a manner that feels a little like a nineties pop-country hit.
There’s a slightly Johnny Cash-like aura to the verses and this particular choice of melody, with a Tanita Tikaram twist to the groove.
Fresh from the AUDOIR creative headquarters, an interesting step forward for songs written with AI technology.
Gorgeously resolving after each fiercely emotional build-up, with this sentiment that reaches across the individual story & into the lives of the audience – ‘some have it all, take your time we’re not here for long’.
Stunningly delicate, soulful vocals are met by the warming embrace of a full-band country-folk set-up for this engaging, addictive new single from Mimi Oz.
Mandy McMillan’s return this season brings a beautifully ambient, classic country set-up that’s quick to calm the room.
Always an act worth pausing for, though your stillness will be brief in this case – Shane Scarazzini aims higher than ever with an addictively energising, folk-rock knees-up entitled West Virginia Girl.
Following on from the clear & rightful success of Free, singer & songwriter Elyse Saunders returns with a beautifully heartfelt country-pop ballad – one that further underlines her talent & passion as an artist.
Driving with absolute strength of song-writing and a beautifully crisp, organic pop-rock set-up, Alex Su’s Open Call engages and uplifts in a gorgeously classic fashion.
Comparison is the lifeblood of most reviews, but apart from the nods to other artists and songs already mentioned above, Astoria sits quite comfortably in a an alt-country / rock / folk pocket all on its own. Leo Harmonay sounds very comfortable and accomplished in that skin and the breadth of his vision is impressive indeed.
Creatively taking its time to build & envelop listeners entirely, Crimson Calamity’s single Ghost proves an artistic & deeply emotive hit of story & song, with a powerful sense of humanity & depth at its core.
Stranger features a crystal clear, organic country set-up, a quickly engaging melody and storyline, and stunning vocals.