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.
Erick Grant offers music fans a stunning set of vocals, the sort that lean back and forth between the almost whispered and the soulful and mighty – even a little reminiscent of Eddie Vedder.
Its a subtle & classic feeling, alternative rock hit – and it’s interesting. It intrigues, lyrically & in terms of the build-up. There’s something very mysterious & authentic about that leading voice that delivers things well.
A fascinating song, both in terms of the writing and the overall audio output. The lyrics are perhaps the last thing to take hold, but once they have you, they don’t let go until the end.
A song that is vulnerable, yet bold and has a strong message, but gets your toes tapping is always the goal when writing!
Very rarely in life do you come across an artist that has immeasurable levels of talent with an innate star quality that can’t be learned, and just know it’s only a matter of time until they hit it big. Kingsley is one of those artists – his self-titled debut is a master class of the pop-rock genre.
The songwriting has a definite aura about it that you quickly come to recognise as being Nowicki. There’s also plenty of musical flair to dive in and appreciate.
It feels real, and this is why it’s so heartbreaking to listen to. The picture is being painted in front of you, as opposed to you being merely shown a photograph of it.