The most suffocating thing you can do as an artist & indeed as a person it to limit yourself to one way of doing things
It feels like a song for you – the words, the rhythm – it drives with the absolute energy & brightness, the positivity, designed to fit in with the feelings so many will be experiencing right now.
Rakel’s voice is the star of this song, and for good reason; it’s absolutely mesmerizing. She sings in a way that feels so raw & natural & that is entirely unique to her.
Bringing together the acoustic folk sound & something of a more retro electronic flair, Like Clockwork is heartfelt & hopeful, colourful & optimistic, as is the Djo Life way.
His music woks in the same way regardless of how it’s set up, so you get that heartfelt story-telling, that personal touch, in among a lot that is varied & forever interesting.
It’s a sound that brings you home & comforts you, readying you for the well-polished whisper of Joe Bailey’s voice as he carries you through a love song you can’t help but love back.
It’s not all that often I’m blown away by how uniquely unexpected an artist’s sound is. Perhaps it’s that Can’t Buy Love was the opener – a brilliant song, gorgeously atmospheric, openly sentimental, funky & quirky in a subtle but cool way.
An incredible songwriter, this album underlines that in a professionally crisp & consistently interesting way. Easily up there with the best releases of 2018 so far.
The rhythm of the song works really well in building around you something soothing. Elle Jae’s leading voice offers the effortless fluidity to carry the melody along in a manner that fits beautifully with the mood of the music.
Despite the familiar warmth of the music, there’s a notable level of musical detail & personality that make certain you would recognize the song should you hear it again some time soon. These little moments make all the difference.
What first appear as specific details unrelated to anyone else, later become the building blocks of your own version of life experiences or memories. It’s a strong way to write.
Making clear the distinction between that which is good, musically, and that which reaches just a little bit higher – Micah Woods’ single Fast Track is a song that feels like an immediate classic.