The psychedelic, experimental aspects take over increasingly as the track goes on, ultimately evolving into a brilliantly hypnotic groove that’s somehow managed to be genuinely unique among today’s musical landscape.
Singer and songwriter Vidaus has just released his deeply contemplative, atmospheric new album Don’t Check My Arms Pt.1. We caught an interview with him to find out more about the project, its underlying themes, and his aspirations as an artist. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi Vidaus, thanks for the interview, and … Continued
An album that softly breathes its insecurities & uncertainties into the room around you, creating immediately calming ambiances, yet each one with an air of concern or unsettled freedom.
A softly artistic, interesting and enjoyable song, from an EP that hopefully marks the start of an artist career well worth tuning in for.
“Expect that some people may hate what you’re doing, but do it anyway! Criticism is inevitable and some people allow the opinions of others to destroy them.”
Effectively bridging the gap between pop-rock and lo-fi, almost shoe-gaze-like tones, the single rains down with organic purity, engaging rhythms, and crisp, clean nostalgia.
This album is something like progressive shoe-gaze, less soaked in reverb, with a little more clarity, and really just a creatively free and fairly unique angle to it. Worth a listen if considerate and intentional songwriting draws you in – as well as delicately hard-hitting rock backdrops.
It’s a pleasure to hear music like this make a come back, it feels perfectly well suited to some reflective moment of cinema or TV drama, and yet it works equally well as the comforting embrace music fans often need on the long drive home.
There’s a driving force about this that would let it suit the long road home as much as the early morning start – the calling card of a songwriter with strong audience awareness yet still a clear & concise sense of self identity.
California’s Little Sister leads with a finely polished indie-pop set-up on this single, presenting a few distinct riffs, a notable drum-pattern, and a softly whispered vocal melody that somehow cuts through the weight and rhythm surrounding it to drive with intention and purpose.
Daniel Angelus returns this year with yet another fully introspective, creative project. Act 1 offers further insight and a musically impressive leap forwards in terms of melodic progression, instrumental set-up, and lyricism.
Stockhom’s Himmelsgräns have been a breath of fresh air to listen to this week. There’s a certain humble and quiet quality to their songwriting and to this sort of synth-pop and gentle indie-rock presentation