How Do You Know Until You Know is a superb line, the melodic switch & the change to a major key – the sudden brightness, the freely meandering piano – everything about this moment shines beautifully.
Slim’s performance is easy to like – confident, characterful, partly poetic & partly hardcore. The production is crisp & colourful in a totally new way.
A brilliantly fresh beat kicks off this single from New York’s Goldee Clarke. There’s a fine fusion of that which is retro and classic, tribal even, and that which is simply brand new – crisp, clean, and perfectly suited to 2018.
Adrian DiMatteo is doing great things for the blues genre and for music in general, his instrumental skills and his creativity fuse gorgeously with his natural vocal talents on this project – its a pleasure to have it on loop throughout an evening.
The melodic development – these long-form lines, the varying vocal rhythm – and the continuous flow of the acoustic guitar strumming, all makes for something that feels familiar but uncommon in the same instance. It also makes it feel very real – you get a genuine sense of honesty & endearing authenticity throughout.
Ed Hale is a fantastic songwriter – this album is driven by a fine fusion of this and a totally enjoyable, eclectic and impressive array of musicianship. Hale’s voice offers a certain meeting between indie-rock grit and singer-songwriter delicacy, the songs feel upbeat but calm – energizing yet welcoming.
The lyrics are incredibly poignant, every line is important and says precisely what it means to say. There’s power in this, the power to impact and cause positive change – if only enough people can hear it.
My parents are both prone to high emotions, very outspoken & rebellious. They were violently allergic to conformism & taught me to always question things, push boundaries, push buttons, seek beauty & knowledge in a hedonistic way.
Some of the most common mistakes we make in life are those which are just so naturally human but that, at the time, make us feel like we’re the only ones going that way. This song addresses issues & recurring negative thoughts in a way that makes you feel part of something, more normal perhaps; less alone.
This Nostalgia Lost Remix of Say A Prayer brings a quickly enjoyable, vintage dance vibe to the stage, adding multiple layers of energy and colour to the song in an unexpectedly effective way.
The concept & the leading voice remain prominent, calm but steady & always familiar; the essential threads that make this what it is. Elsewhere though, the music builds & builds, moving from mild to immense & dramatic in a few short minutes.
The way the band have structured this – the details, the changing sections – it showcases a thoughtful writing process in line with a shared ability to perform with passion and precision combined.