The opening and title-track from the new Twin Lakes album In The Valley is a softly stunning, acoustic offering – one that quickly engages, energizes, and entrances listeners with its organic folk purity and captivating use of poetic story-telling.
The whole thing is subtly powerful, entrancing for its sense of space and colour, and the heavy contrast between that and the tiredness and melancholy in the lyrics.
“Nothing but Peace, Love and Positivity +++ that’s what I got tatted on my wrist and what I live by everyday.”
By the time the track comes to an end, that beat has energized the room, and that hook has softly but surely woven its way into your consciousness.
The word here is impressive, with Elina amply displaying some fine contemporary nous and songwriting, with Beyonce levels of vocal control and with something of a signature sound, too.
In terms of construction and a high-gloss finish, We Are One does a great job of delivering a positive message in a bright, contemporary way with loads of pop nous.
K Brown has crafted a simple and colourful pop hit with this single – quirky and family friendly, loaded with familiar rhymes and a refreshing sense of optimism that’s been all but missing from much of modern music. Stylistically, The One begins as something of a folk-pop song – a characterful vocal leads the way … Continued
The final moments lead you through a likable big finish – the sound grows all the more full, brighter and indicative of togetherness at the height of realization and, consistently, absurdity.
A master of melody yet again, Drifter showcases a fine ear for tuneful story telling. There’s actually a retro, mildly medieval or role-play / gamer-like vibe to the midsections of this piece.
It’s a mature, thoughtful and yet playful exploration of sound. I love the singer’s voice, the song’s narrative and I have to say that the other songs on We Were Children Yesterday sound similarly diverting. Spellbinding, in fact!
A simple concept, a quirky verse, supported by a colourful and professional soundscape, rising energy and an overall good-vibe – Hello Adele is everything the title implies, and yet nothing like you might imagine it to be.
Leading with a clear and consistent level of artistry, the sort that’s all at once emotive and captivating, the Final Reflections album from the Peter Ulrich Collaboration project makes for a uniquely creative and compelling experience.