Maini Sorri’s vocal style is compatible with many different musical outlets & genres. In every case, it’s a compelling sound, and this album is one that offers an eclectic, emotional playlist, with plenty of impressive moments of power.
The simplicity of the piece is beautiful, it works for you without drawing too much focus to the artists. Other than the clear skill that’s gone into crafting it, the experience isn’t about anyone but you. It’s music for the music fan, and it works gorgeously in this way.
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.
With a melodic strength and synth-driven ambiance not unlike Years & Years, but the heartfelt delicacy of a more personal singer-songwriter approach, Friends introduces Lorenzo Doryon’s sound and creative style in a memorable way.
Whoopi Goldberg’s character in Sister Act said “if you wake up in the morning & you can’t think of anything but singing, then you’re supposed to be a singer”. That’s the way it has always been for me.
There’s a speech at the heart of it – a graduation style reminder of the depths of the world and our roles within it. In addition, the music has a certain hypnotic softness that fills the room in a soothing way.
Amaru writes for an audience, you can hear this throughout the album – the collection is eclectic, inclusive, and ever-changing; never falling victim to one single way of doing things.
When I’m working with music or performing I forget everything else. It’s my escape room.
The presentation of this topic, the evolving sense of emotion, and indeed the additional vocals that strengthen certain moments in a choir-like fashion – all of this underlines the song’s inherently real approach to expression in a powerful way.
I think the song is really an anthem for single people with texting anxiety. I guess its purpose is to make people not feel so alone & encourage them to laugh at themselves to overcome this anxiety.
The production on the song is brilliant, the hook is repeated using instrumentation – distortion, fuzz, effects & volume – unusual but effective, you find yourself uttering that hook melody, those three words, even when they’re not being sung.
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.