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.
I Imagined A Window is a bit of a rollercoaster. It feels organic and authentic and thrilling, with a dusting of electronics, and, best of all, autotune has been given the day off. Good shout. Where the paint has peeled, it’s only added character and gravity to the ride and I, for one, want to go round again. It’s blown the cobwebs away!
Stunning, in short – a completely unique take on contemporary songwriting & performance, with a level of theatre & imaginative art that proves distinctly gripping, and increasingly likeable with each revisit to the song.
Capps loses himself in the moment with these songs, because, as the EP seems to explain, he lost a huge part of his life and his personality in experiencing the horrors of war.
A fascinating songwriter, by all accounts, Maria rolls with the natural artistry and intention of each song, not confined by genre or structure or expectation.
There’s no end to the creativity, and these tracks do indeed showcase the very best of Eric van Aro’s musical journey over the past four decades.
“The song on one hand is mourning the loss of a life, but also brings into question how to responsibly consume the information that’s coming towards us at light speed.”
“I chose the ukulele because it has a happier sound, I wanted to juxtapose the sad lyrics with a more balanced out happy sounding instrument.”
Songwriter and musician David Arn joins forces with singer Ava Hart for this acoustic & intimate portrayal of love & parenting in the realm of autism.
Rarely, if ever, has the voice in someone’s head been addressed in such a poetic, emotionally compelling, and strangely immersive fashion.
Yes And No Band have a certain endearing humility about their music, and indeed regarding their online presence. The songs mean something very real & powerful, which is clear…