Artistry encapsulated by way of an extensive conceptual project, wholly devoted to its underlying themes and imagery – Kross Irwin screams passionate conviction and compositional prowess, throughout the superb new album the boy who died, but had no funeral.
Encapsulating the purpose of the album as an art-form, Stokerstl presents a cinematic and intricate journey, disguised as a fine collection of indie-pop songs both organic and catchy, for the naturally memorable, thought-provoking Programmed to Exist.
“Anime is a big influence.”
Always there’s a degree of humanity and fearless vulnerability to the writing and the vocal performances. Meanwhile the production varies from one track to the next, supporting but also shaking up the foundations in a way that’s forever compelling.
Vulnerability and poetic wonder unite as Alex Kerry brings back the guitar-led tones of retro emo rock, for Bad Skies.
Capturing the essence of genre-free creativity that is sweeping the current music scene, Steven Anthony releases an eclectic and heartfelt collection of original songs.
Thoughtfully devoted to its own lyrical exploration of topic, the song brings together the lo-fi ambient tones of the current emo realm, with a more nostalgic and slightly rockier edge of character and lyrical depth.
When worlds collide, the euphoric and dreamy embrace of ambient synths and the distortion, passion and pace of metal – Major Moment unite delicacy and weight, for Toxic.
Softly uniting acoustic intimacy with timeless-emo tendencies and modern rhythms, Tevin Flashey delivers a thoughtful and heartfelt ode to unhealthy relationships, with the melodically soothing toxic love.
During the latter half we get to appreciate the reverb-soaked, atmospheric presentation of a dreamy guitar loop, and a touch of Caban’s own affinity with afrobeats, modern rap and world music flavours.
Gliding into view on the blissful pairing of deep bass and dreamy guitar, Ana Androic unites RnB vocal flavours with contemporary trap rhythms and a clear sense of heart, for Glow.
Dreamy tuneful progressions and humility of style blend throughout the songwriting strengths and lyrical musings of Ligaya Escueta’s wonderfully enjoyable album Laughing In Milk.