Decidedly poignant in lyric – ‘data rules everything around me…’, the track simultaneously offers a lazy vibe that creates a mellow, calming hit of escapism; heavy bass, tripped-up rhythms, spacious and dreamy synths.
Proclaiming give love and heal the broken, Human takes a vague and all-inclusive approach to exploring its concept – welcoming everyone, encouraging self-love and acceptance of things and people the way they are.
Jason Bembry’s voice on this latest release melts the heart in an instant. You Should Have Known is a classically warm, organic ballad with a slightly jazz and soul infused aura. It’s a song that grows from mildly familiar to unexpectedly brilliant by the half way point, and things continue to embrace the listener right through to the end.
Bembry’s free-flowing lyricism offers hints of Jason Mraz or John Butler, his thoughts pour through by means of everything from the words to the musical riffs, the stops and the starts.
You’re likely to appreciate Alden as the artist rather than simply the musician. In the way that alternative bands from a decade or two ago would take the time to build something expressive & meaningful, whatever the topic or cause, Alden has gone in for this same level of creativity.
Traveling Outside The Body is an incredibly atmospheric, complex collection of compositions, the likes of which range from the deeply thoughtful & provocative, to the ultimately calming & consciously soothing.
The RnB style melody that plays the part of a verse section adds a new dynamic, the instrumental breaks are well placed, and without question, you only need to hear the single once to remember it indefinitely.
It’s almost as if you’re standing under a water fall, surrounded by both relentless levels of sound & the incredible peacefulness of nature.
You’ll walk away from this album with a great respect for the honesty, and an even greater appreciation for the awe inspiring sound of the music.