Leading with the stripped-back presentation of that rhythmic guitar, amidst subtle flickers of additional fingerstyle notes, Leah’s voice softly guides listeners through the longing and imagery of the song.
Inspired by Beethoven’s 5th symphony and utilising contrast just as well, The One Who Didn’t repeatedly turns towards juxtaposition between acoustic purity and full-throttle, orchestral and cinematic weight.
Celebrating the intimacy and thoughtfulness of songwriting with purpose, the simple joy and melancholy united that emerge during contemplation, when playing music in a relaxed, fearless state, with someone you know well.
While there’s eclecticism to the overall lyrical presence, lines like ‘It’s time to flee’ bring home the poignancy and pain of the war, along with ‘rage fuels blame, desensitized, lives in flames’.
The crisp sound hits with impact, feeling hopeful in its tuneful embrace but essentially dealing with heartbreak and the need to overcome or escape a relationship that’s going nowhere.
Folk-pop rhythm and brightness lights up the room from the outset, before julianne’s softly expressive storytelling and calming melody weave a hopeful and inspiring web of escapism around listeners.
Daniel Versman showcases a natural devotion to the art form with this release – a song written because it needed to be; ideas and feelings that couldn’t be contained.
The softly revealing nature of the story telling, the uplifting honesty and brightness – Kyle Jaymes always rather meticulously walks the line between the familiar and the unknown.
Soft rock sentiments and outright creative freedom pour into the Get’m corner of productivity, a voice that’s recognisable yet uninhibited and impossible to pigeonhole.
Crafted with care and increasingly emotive as a result, Theo Blixth kicks off the EP THEODORE with the blissfully devoted sentiments and sound of a sublime title-track.
Delicate acoustic finger-picking and breathy vocal harmonies guide us hypnotically into the rise and fall of Mighty Mage’s new album.
“I enjoy the intimacy of performing for people, just me and the guitar – it allows you to connect in a way that feels more open and vulnerable.”