I think it’s really easy to see through a song that doesn’t come from an honest place, and to me it’s a turnoff. I do my best to write in a way that every word is exactly what I mean to say.
A good song to begin with but a stunning one by the time it nears its finish. The latter half really lets the artistry of the moment take the wheel, allowing that alternative freedom to shine brightly.
The shared effect of these releases is that you get to witness both the high energy, polished presentation of a single, and the stripped back, raw acoustic set-up of an intimate live performance. In both cases, The Blue Artic easily meets the requirements of the moment.
How Do You Know Until You Know is a superb line, the melodic switch & the change to a major key – the sudden brightness, the freely meandering piano – everything about this moment shines beautifully.
DYLI offers up some blissfully mellow vibes on this latest single Cherry Coke. A simple ambiance emerges, a classically warm beat & a few distant synths bring through gentle colour & calm. Alongside of this, DYLI’s leading voice drives with a modern RnB style & tone.
This is precisely the kind of widely accessible hit that would light up the dance floor at just about any event or venue, regardless of who’s in the audience. Absolutely worth discovering.
Utilizing simple but colourful pop building blocks to craft a minimalist yet intentional soundscape, Georgia Mae presents something quirky yet stylish with this latest single Fools.
The songs covered range from age-old acoustic releases to modern day dance-pop, and plenty that falls in between. You can hear this love for the songs & this connection to the music on every track.
With a dark & smoky, incredibly tantalizing voice, Sove melodically weaves her way through an EP that’s both entirely grounded & incredibly ethereal. There were points where I found myself floating away, lost in the depth of the music, lulled into a sense of mystified wonder in the chiaroscuro of Sove’s vocals.
The song in its current state is far from the wild dance track you might expect. When the vocals first fall away, a stunningly delicate riff descends before you, as well as a flicker of strings appearing in the distance – all of which adds to the depth & emotion of the soundscape as a work of art.
The song is humble, not trying to be anything other than what it needs to be, and in doing this – it introduces the artist behind it in a respectable, endearing & interesting way.
All These Thoughts is a beautifully expressive & musically satisfying album, built by an artist with an inherent ability & connection to the songs that he writes.