This is beautiful, a refreshing and professional yet incredibly creative and expressive sound.
It’s melodically fascinating, lyrically savvy, with interesting chords and features a terrific vocal performance that is a great advertisement for an exciting talent that should be soon to garner much attention.
“We are all family men, as in family is our biggest priority. We all have people that stand in this world alongside us, love us, and depend on us.”
They write from a place of depth, and they craft their songs based on those intentions & feelings – they don’t sit down & say ‘let’s write a country song, let’s write something blues-rock’, the concept & the moment comes first, which gives them purpose, and a quickly unique vibe that runs throughout these four songs.
A lot of reviewing is predicated upon making comparisons between the subject and other acts that the readership might know, but with The Lost Millions, this is more of a challenge than usual, and that’s a real feather in their cap.
The details and intricacies surrounding this, the echos, the reverb, the tripped up beat, the outer edges lightly touched by fragments of additional vocals – all of these humble building blocks are crucial in helping make this a genuinely refreshing take on modern, alternative pop music.
These tracks create rhythmic soundscapes loaded with elements of both tribal and electronic instrumentation alike – as well as fragments of voices that help guide you through and build a notably cinematic experience.
That’s where good art becomes great – it connects by speaking on those things you’d been feeling but hadn’t been able to express. This is a great track and well worth adding to the playlist as the winter months settle in.
Jony Shelby gets impressively creative throughout this EP Mango. His production style and his use of melody with dashes of hip hop all fuses well to create something atmospheric and appealing on a number of levels.
Rachel Reese has written a catchy country pop song entitled Dozen Roses, one that leads with relatable emotion and a sense of empowerment or learning to overcome.
Austin’s Jony Shelby & Mad Nice collaborate to become DRK Sharlo this year. Changes brings through a melodic brightness and a simultaneously mellow vibe – not unlike the recent sound of the mainstream, but done in a fairly emotional, personal manner.
As a love song, the lyrics work well to lay out the ideas in a minimal but relevant way – Alive reaches out on multiple levels, likely fit to become the song any number of couples might turn to as one that expresses just how they’re feeling.