Blending contemporary rap and alt-pop melodic tones with an equally modern wash of effects, Melting proceeds to showcase a respectably original, uninhibited creative backbone.
Don Logan leads with melodic simplicity, and an artistic mood that quickly creates a refreshing aura. The lyrics of the single bring in even more of this carefree intention, laying bare an emotionally connected, open and honest artist.
Within the confines of this rising and falling melody, the whole thing creates a hypnotic, engaging progression, that lulls you into a reflective state of calm, and simultaneously holds your attention every step of the way.
Certain creative choices really reinforce the passion and intimacy of the storyline. Pauses within the rhythm, switches from the full soundscape to something more gentle and quiet. Then it picks up again, the final resolve ending things in a rightfully revealing way.
All of this strikes as deeply personal, yet still brings in plenty of accessible, vague references to life that make it easier to connect with the song. The final line that states trying to find my purpose is a fine example. You’re essentially left with the lingering acoustic guitar riff and this search for answers and meaning – such a strong after-effect that it likely prompts an immediate re-listen.
As an introduction to the artist, this single is a job well done – modern songwriting and vocal presentation meets with nostalgic sound-design and a generally fresh energy on the whole. As a new indie hit for 2020, there’s plenty of poignancy about all that Melting offers up.