Very rarely in life do you come across an artist that has immeasurable levels of talent with an innate star quality that can’t be learned, and just know it’s only a matter of time until they hit it big. Kingsley is one of those artists – his self-titled debut is a master class of the pop-rock genre.
The set-up is superb, the music and the vocals are so united that it feels like a work of art, and genuine too. You can feel the emotion and the difficulty as the performance pours through.
It’s a relationship song with a twist, and the switch from the melancholy verses to the hopeful hook – it’s not too bad – makes for something that resolves in a satisfying way.
This album presents audiences with hit after hit after indie anthem, loaded with equal parts delicacy and weight, weaving around you colourful riffs and melodies and lyrical concepts, all honest and genuine sounding.
This album is all about the songwriting. The music varies so much – and that’s a great thing, you never get a chance to grow tired of anything. There are so many good hooks & the arrangement allows the quieter moments to stand as tall as the louder ones.
It’s a grower, for sure – intriguing at first but genuinely enjoyable & refreshing the more involved you get. The album is well worth a look – the further into it you get, the more of a fan you become. Impressive, original songwriting.
An interesting collection for its gathering of ideas and its musical prowess combined. In many ways the songs are unpredictable, but in many others they feel familiar and comforting.
Stunning instrumental music from an immensely talented, experienced band, with a clear & unwavering passion for music. Absolutely worth tuning in for.
Every band member contributes to the writing, giving the music a widely accessible aura. The songs connect in a not too personal way, seeming honest & genuine at all times, but making sure to include you as a listener.
The music inspires you to be joyful and to go after those things that matter. The New Starts Now seem to have this quality of uplifting, inspirational songwriting inherent in all that they do.
A mighty pop-rock album, a wonderful playlist that grows more and more enjoyable the further into it you get – and more so with each new listen afterwards.
Throughout this project you get a series of stories that appear close to the songwriter’s heart & experiences in life. It feels personal, but the details are accessible – even vague – so they can easily be applied to the lives of listeners far & wide.