Derek Lai takes a clear level of care when crafting original songs, this latest release being a fine example of that. Skillfully balancing professionalism with genuine emotion, Blankets is a softly seductive pop song with a partly organic backdrop and a quickly uplifting rhythm.
Barcenilla is back with the smooth grooves and soulful vocals on this latest upcoming single. Fallen is perhaps his strongest release to date, a track that stands tall on its own emotion and professionalism – perfectly balancing an increasingly passionate leading voice, with a delicately expressive soundscape.
“As a composer, it’s my job to help fill in the bits that the show can’t tell through words and pictures, and to help give the audience member an invitation to feel something.”
There’s intrigue and power in choosing to step through the chaos and to, quite simply, be exactly who you really are. Posner highlights this well both lyrically and in terms of the rising strength and appeal of the music.
Experimental music is often the most fascinating to listen to – particularly when its done with such clear musical awareness and understanding. This album is eclectic enough to hold your interest, but it’s also increasingly emotional and a pleasure to connect with and escape amidst for an hour or so.
The song offers an underlying sentiment that seems fairly inspiring and of depth – the poetic references intertwine with the inclusion of ‘you’, inviting the listener to consider these ideas, these instances of advice, and to feel the embrace of the music as its weight and intensity fills the room.
Fresh from the upcoming EP City Of Lights, expected this July, Umair Ali’s Doldrums makes for a delicately breath-taking audio journey that slowly but surely envelops the listener in deeply human thoughts and feelings.
Be There makes for a likable and thoughtful introduction to his work, but it also effectively presents a level of identity that listeners are likely to recognise throughout future releases.
“I always find it easier to sing when the song has a lot of meaning to me. It goes along with the idea of catharsis through each performance.”
The music becomes somewhat more engaging and intense – appearing to freeze in the air around you, stealing the moment and holding it still. Complexity falls away as this overwhelming and uplifting moment of calm steps into view.
The simple country label doesn’t seem to quite cover the experience you get from the music, there’s something about the beats and the artist’s leading voice, even the scene setting, which leans in a slightly more alternative direction.
Not only does his voice offer a subtle yet striking sense of purity & realness, but his words, the simplicity of his music – in contrast with the complexity of these poetic reflections on love & life – it allows you to turn it up loud & completely escape into the moment, feeling as if you understand; or you’re being understood.