The way the acoustic guitar leads into the beat, bringing through flickers of folk, country and hip hop alike, makes it east to get into the vibe of the track; and to appreciate the creative way in which WAYAL has approached and crafted this release.
As songs with universal messages go, here’s one that exists as a timeless and contemporary production at the same time. Essentially a piano and vocal piece with a few bells and whistles of production glitter, it’s surely designed as affirmation of the highest order. When the chorus arrives with the ‘yeah, you’re different’ lyric, it’s … Continued
Gorgeously cinematic guitar tones meet with folk-like story-telling and stunning harmonies on this latest EP from Night Market.
Charles Ryan Davis has mastered the art of turning acoustic simplicity into an absolute performance – emotional and captivating, brilliantly skillful. A live show would be superb, though sadly Charles Ryan Davis doesn’t perform. In a way, this makes this playlist all the more enjoyable – it feels like a rare appearance, a one-of-a-kind chance to escape into something truly unique.
The gradual instrumental build-up supports yet another of Sid’s simple yet stunning melody lines, the whole thing designed to slowly but surely envelop and engage you, creating a series of moments that increasingly lift you up and remind you to be thankful for every day you get to spend with those you treasure.
There’s a certain caliber of artistry represented here that extends skyward without limits. Poetry and societal or political relevance intertwine in again subtle manners that slowly but surely paint a clear and striking picture before you. Meanwhile, oppression and struggle are represented visually by various characters locked in fist fights that edge their way around the building.
Marc Ambrosia’s songwriting style and indeed his vocal tone and delivery, all lean in a decidedly honest and endearing, emotional direction. Nowhere do these qualities shine more brightly than throughout the album Unleashed.
Sad But True is a truly artistic and consistently impressive release that creates its own rules and flows with the natural rhythm of these as it pours through. Lahana’s voice and his style of writing are fast becoming easily recognisable traits within an otherwise overly familiar music world. Creative freedom and identity unite to stunning results.
There’s a progressive rock twang to this kind of writing style, though the song itself is decidedly gentle and leans more in a folk-pop direction than anything else. Woven Green ultimately have their own thing going on with this music, and that makes it a refreshing option to turn to.
The simple country label doesn’t seem to quite cover the experience you get from the music, there’s something about the beats and the artist’s leading voice, even the scene setting, which leans in a slightly more alternative direction.
The music lights up the room by the end, the two singers uniting to stunning results, backing vocalists and dashes of additional instrumentation helping underline a sense of togetherness, of oneness – again, in stark contrast with the isolation and quiet from the beginning.
Every bit as hypnotic and powerful as any of the best pop ballads from the past couple of decades – perhaps even with a slightly more compelling, alternative and genuine edge.