Everyday Avenue - Peace - Stereo Stickman

Everyday Avenue Peace


This delicious and lush sub-3 minute slice of lovely is cleanly produced and beautifully sung. In narrative terms (along with its high-concept and expensive-looking accompanying video), it’s a forward-looking mantra that anticipates when ‘the power of love overcomes the love of power’.

Which could be fairly meaningless if the tune itself wasn’t an inspiring and properly uplifting one. Luckily for us, it is! A chilled-out keyboard pad washes in and a four-on-the-floor kick propels the listener through different sound states as we are told, in no uncertain terms, that the protagonist has ‘peace on my mind’.

Guitar chugs away on unresolved phrases to retain tension and anticipation and the lead vocal gets double-tracked and panned hard left and right to go widescreen with the main hook.

The vocals are restrained and lovely to begin with, and are accompanied by a tinkling and sensitive, muted piano run, which creates an extra lyrical hook that drills into the brain in a way reminiscent of a Robert Miles instrumental.

Then, about two-thirds of the way through, the vocal busts a gasket and super-soulfully lets rip! It’s quite a surprising tone shift as the ante gets upped in a gospel-esque treatment that receives sympathetic accompaniment from the backing track – the music breaks down, the guitar picks and chops at the rhythm, and the track gets built back up again.

Throughout, the sound is technically pristine and sculpted, while the vocals remain very human. It’s glossy and gorgeous.

In these uncertain times, this peace-promoting release will be donating all its profits to the NHS health services. Thank you, Everyday Avenue, for walking the walk.

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Chris Porter


As well as writing about music, Chris Porter is a songwriter, singer, producer & vocal coach. He has written for all manner of international artists, including Dagny, Dzeko, and hit the No.1 spot with Thailand’s Singto Numchok. His music has had thousands of placements on film, TV & radio all around the globe.

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