A beautiful song, comforting & uplifting to listen to at volume, recognizable for its simple but effective hook section, and powerful without appearing insincere.
The music is humble, to an extent, as is the leading voice – you believe what’s being portrayed. That’s a pretty rare thing in modern music.
A stunning soft rock song with the emotional warmth of a heartfelt, singer-songwriter offering, and the big-band, rather epic & near-orhcestral ambiance of something much bigger.
The backing vocals have a certain delicacy & this contrasts rather brilliantly with the volume & swagger of those electric guitar solos.
San Diego 8-piece The Innocent Bystanders have released this four-track EP comprised of songs written over twenty years ago – reinvented for this project with a fresh touch of modern musicality
Great songwriting is something that I believe comes from achieving a true & natural balance between the deeply personal – that inner truth, nothing held back – and that which is widely accessible.
The ways we try to deal with loss can be vast & varied. For me, a piece of art or music, like this, offers a feeling of possibility & understanding; it makes you realise the inevitability of change.
It’s best to stick with people who love & understand you, through that you”ll find the peace you are searching for with time. It might be best to also stop hurting yourself with your own thoughts too.
Sweet Surrender offers a lot in the way of that big band, jazz-funk, almost Christmas joy style of musicality. A memorable, warm track – loaded with good vibes, soul, and a dash of rock & roll.
Their experience is undeniable, you can hear it in how the song has been crafted, the poetic lyricism, the build-up, the fluidity. They work as a unit & give the music so much strength & colour.
It feels like a totally natural progression for the band to take their music in this direction. The singer is fantastic, bringing the thick, powerful vocals of classic rock to a gentle & emotional soundscape.
The personal touch is hugely valuable, Joemayk offers a true part of himself up through his songs, and that truth is what will draw an audience in.