The UK’s own The Firefly’s bring together great music and good hearts on this latest, upcoming album Only Us, Northern Lights. The 45 minute record makes for an uplifting journey, a playlist of bright tracks with connected ideas and stunning musicianship.
That’s the great thing about this song, it follows its own rules depending on what each moment needs. For the most part, this thick yet mellow, eighties style groove drives things – giving the song a mildly nostalgic feel, but at the same time still allowing it to hold close to this fresh and uplifting new sound.
That voice is one that never grows tiresome – the sort of raspy yet deep & hypnotic vocal you only stumble upon once or twice in a decade. As the lyrics evolve, the performance intensifies & subsequently falls away, and this progression from the lows to the highs & back is what gives the song this snake-like quality as it slowly surrounds you.
The whole thing is well performed and offers the warmth of a pop-rock anthem that drives with truthfulness – all in all making this an easy to relate to piece of music and writing that’s set to appeal to a wider audience for its balance between simplicity and genuineness.
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.
KORI 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.