Though the vast majority of the lyrics deal with regret and negative reflections on life, what really lingers with you is the simplicity of that line about hope – the lasting image of you (hopefully) opening your door. The song leaves you wondering, but it also leaves you with an air of optimism.
Just before putting on a stunning live show at Cardiff’s Acapela Studios, the one and only David Ford kindly sat down for a chat about all things indie, songwriting, performance, promotion, and much more.
“Remember you can talk to anyone, about anything, without yelling at them. Rage is useful, but not when it drowns attempts at progress. Pick your moments, pick your battles, and see the humanity in everybody.”
Charles Ryan Davis steps back up to the stage with his uniquely expressive leading voice, and a series of structurally complex, theatrical compositions, that completely embrace listeners; allowing for a fully entrancing hit of escapism throughout a short but satisfying playlist.
Fusing a quickly engaging, rhythmically entrancing soundscape, with blissfully delicate vocals, and a substantial, intentional and meaningful lyrical substance, Disconnection is the anti-pop hit we’ve all been craving.
“Fans who see an artist live have a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the music. It’s just that simple.”
Devin Kennedy’s return this month brings a beautifully heartfelt and colourful collection of original songs, the sort that rightfully showcase his intentions and abilities as an artist, as well as deliver the perfect fusion of ambient pop vibes to keep things warm as the winter months settle in.
The fifth and final single to emerge from Rob Alexander’s album Long Road Coming Home is a powerful and rather heartbreaking ode to the late George Michael.
Stunning harmonies meet with beautifully captivating poetic imagery and a powerfully structured soundscape, to bring back the emotive alt-rock songwriting and depth of a simpler time for this debut from Local Man Dies. More than this in fact, Cilice is a mighty song for so many reasons . Where the initial delicacy is so pristine … Continued
“Concision is good. Direct is good. But it’s easy to see how this environment can create a sort of fast-food attitude towards songwriting in a pop industry already fully of empty calories.”
h lays everything out on the table with this album, and underlines some superb musicianship and creativity along the way. Really well done, a fascinating journey to embark upon.
Absolutely as described, a fighter till the end, Tali Leda has crafted a fully artistic expression of personal hardship, and all the while presented music fans with a classic pop hit that’s easily immersive and memorable in a subtle, likable way.