“I feel things very intensely; so if I accidentally hurt someone’s feelings or upset someone I care about it’s soul crushing to me and damn near debilitating.”
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There are enough disparate rhythms, unexpected melodic developments and snatched moments of character that help set Dream Catcher apart from a lot of its rivals. It feels authentic and McMillan sells it well.
“My plan of action going forward is just to make the best out of these circumstances and stay true to myself as an artist. I hope that we can all come back together and enjoy the atmosphere live music creates in 2021.”
Neill’s story is intriguing from the offset, these three-word phrases rise up and fall down every step of the way, hypnotically laying out the details, setting the scene, to ultimately resolve at the creative peak that is the song’s questioning hook.
“Lyrically, life just inspires me every day. Songwriting has been a therapeutic outlet for me for over ten years and I can’t help but put my experiences into songs.”
The melodies that Megan delivers capture that breathlessness, cleverly using her breathing as a part of the instrumentation. The way she wraps her delivery around the sweet anticipation and nervousness as she hits the big notes on the chorus is tantalising and exciting indeed. Faster made my heart beat faster. It’s a brilliant piece that deserves your attention.
“I wasn’t a person who was born being a good performer. It took me a long time to get comfortable playing on stage and creating energy between me and the crowd.”
This is something like Americana with a rock edge, a layer of synths, superb story-telling, and a near-gospel style performance – not to mention a hearty hit of big-band, piano-led country swing to see things out
As the hook hits, as those voices meet, this moment offers a passionate peak that hits with immense impact thanks to contrast and the way the song builds up to it. That resolve works perfectly, and contrast again runs within as the line itself speaks of condemnation – the end, the curtain closing.
If you were setting out to write a banger, you’d be well advised to analyse this latest confection from Nikotene, which switches up dynamics all over the shop to retain interest, and litters the lyrics with smart contemporary references which delight and satisfy in equal measure.
Bringing back the lightness and energy of punk pop, alongside thoughtful songwriting and long-form melodic development, the song feels enjoyably nostalgic but also introduces a fresh voice and a new approach to lyricism.