Skillfully balancing hints of experimentation, genre-blending and world-music-inspired energy, Avkash Mann’s single Dreams proves all at once softly emotive and creatively refreshing.
Bringing together the best of his experiences from living in both Mumbai and Vancouver, Mann’s unique perspective and journey results in a decidedly recognisable sound. At the same time, there are more than a few accessible, pop qualities to this single, which effectively allow it to reach out smartly to a broader audience.
From gentle vocal honesty and intimacy, through acoustic guitar purity and electronic vibrancy, Dreams feels often on the verge of exploding into a heavy EDM or dance-fusion track – the potential for remix is clear. In the same instance, you can hear the acoustic qualities, the upfront strength and realness of a solo performance, and both angles deliver the song in a memorable way.
A beautiful release, softly confident and easy to escape into. I look forward to hearing more.