Dragonfly presents listeners with a defiantly unique, country-rock fusion collection that showcases her characterful vocal delivery & songwriting in a bold way.
Great songwriting is something that I believe comes from achieving a true & natural balance between the deeply personal – that inner truth, nothing held back – and that which is widely accessible.
The simple & universal message of the song is beautifully conveyed: Live now, for you, because everyone dies. Calling on the sounds of 90’s & early ‘00s alternatives, Zhiaojiabang is the Senses Fail for the new generation.
There seem to be equal parts melancholy & optimism, which is interesting, and ultimately very real & true to each of our own lives as we navigate around existence.
Almost Awake are an incredibly impressive new band – their sound is so well polished and musically on point that it feels as if they must have been playing together for a hell of a long time. Cloudwalker is a great introduction to their approach to creativity; an emotionally driven, multi-layered punk-pop track that brings with it … Continued
You don’t come across complete albums that are quite so pretty & haunting & unexpected as this, the last couple of times were when Half Moon Run first emerged; MGMT before this.
The nostalgic effect has you drawing back into your own memories, the accompanying video adds to this, so you welcome the experience in a personal way.
An easy must for fans of cleverly crafted, interesting, endlessly enjoyable songwriting. Ann Taylor’s voice has a soothing quality to it that works beautifully as the driving force behind the writing.
I’m finding myself increasingly inspired by 2018’s array of new musical offerings. Wildest Dreams is a beautiful addition, a wonderful song with a full, vibrant musical set-up & a central sentiment that seeks to uplift & motivate you to aim a little higher.
Complete with an accompanying live performance video, Dynamos’ single Stainless brings through an indie-rock meets Americana crossed with pop aura that introduces their sound in a pretty bold way.
As the track comes to a close, the entrancing set-up works further magic. This idea of knowing the truth is underlined by every aspect of the song; every moment shows you something new.
This album manages to feel short & quite epic in proportions at the very same time. Across The Board put out new music & creative content as often as possible & there’s no question as to how mighty this level of experience allows their sound to be.