Smooth vibes and crisp production help bring to life this beautifully heartfelt, organic soul-pop single from multi-instrumentalist Benya Vya.
Kicking into gear in a mellow, time-taken fashion, Mountains starts off with a smooth melody and delicate set-up, before progressing later on into an equally laid-back, colorful hip hop groove – with a brilliantly anthem-like sense of unity.
The contrast and structure within the song play a huge role in making it so engaging and appealing from start to finish. The switch from melody to rap, the changes in flow, vocal tone, the isolated voices verses the group sound and the doubled finish – the whole thing moves along with consistent good vibes but a notably eclectic, ever-evolving presentation.
Stunning vocals, subtle yet soulful, and a poetic lyrical backbone that seeks to inspire and remind you of the things that matter in life. Mountains is a celebration of love, and it leaves its mark in a number of ways – before swiftly prompting you to re-play the whole thing for one more hit of that blissful optimism and good energy.
Beautiful – a definite highlight from the summer so far. Straight to the top of the playlist.