During times as divisive as these, it’s easy to forget that we are all human, living together, not apart. Luckily for us, Mark Ambuter has created Love is Everywhere to remind us all of that.
It’s been a while since a song like this emerged with nothing but its own raging intensity & fire to capture an audience’s attention & affection. It seems that 2019 could well be a positive turning point for modern music.
Nature’s Child are likely to get you hooked to their sound pretty quickly if you were once in any way connected to the alternative rock bands of the nineties & early noughties. Think Brand New, Jimmy Eat World – the former in particular when it comes to this single.
Reardon pours so much heart into the process & when the passion reaches its peak his voice more than meets the needs of the moment. He screams out on behalf of everyone who’s ever felt the love & conflict expressed in this song.
Their sound brings about a brilliantly nostalgic aura – offering hints of Placebo and the like in everything from the lyricism, the set-up, the use of melody to the leading voice.
By the latter half, the beat hits and the guitars take over – an atmospheric, organic ambiance rains down around you. It feels mellow yet also uplifting, as if you’re sitting peacefully on-board a fast train; the world speeding by just outside.
Martin Lucassen’s songwriting & musical presentation reach superb new heights on this latest album. For more than few a reasons – it’s quite possibly his best collection to date.
Colin Read has balanced warming pop-rock grooves with deeply reflective, endearing lyrics on this album – making for a collection that’s a joy to have play for you; both for its welcoming musicality & its unwavering realness & truth.
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.
Gratitude & good vibes are at the heart of the song, and the band’s arrangement & performance fortunately delivers this in the best possible way.
The riffs and the set-up – the structure, the development, the communication between elements, the leading voice – everything just is, and that’s kind of exactly what many of us want to hear right now.
The band put songwriting at the forefront of the experience, the musical soundscapes follow suit based on the known strengths of classic rock ballads and other popular genres or set-ups from the past, and this works well in capturing an audience’s affection.