The choice of instruments and production make this a timeless collection – and it’s a joyful listening experience, with a vibrant, beating heart that welcomes you in and has reserved you a seat by the fire.
Music that isn’t designed for elevators and supermarkets demands that we should listen; pay attention and not be simply witnesses, too. Witness passes the test, it definitely deserves attention to be focussed upon it.
Growing Old isn’t the maudlin collection that you might expect from the title. What it is, is an appraisal of knowledge gained and lessons learned. An exploration of feelings and the sound of stock being taken. Best of all, it’s a wander through different soundscapes and states while all of the above is going on.
The tight arrangement has zero slack and we are swept along this tuneful, bombastic country road with some abandon. Fun!
There’s melancholy, sure, and wistfulness and tunefulness and I’ve already talked about the earnestness and authenticity on display. It’s a regular smorgasbord of thought, narrative storytelling and emoting and it doesn’t hang about.
Tthis track is utterly individual, compelling and worthy of listening time and discussion. It’s merits are thought-provoking, visceral and genuinely interesting.
Grown up pop with an electro heart, driving rhythm and enough raw emotional connection to melt the most cynical of hearts, Lithium is impressive indeed.
It’s melodically fascinating, lyrically savvy, with interesting chords and features a terrific vocal performance that is a great advertisement for an exciting talent that should be soon to garner much attention.