Mary McGuinness offers up a classic Knocking on Heaven’s Door style acoustic guitar pattern to entice and calm listeners from the offset with her new single.
Pair that descending chord pattern with the clearly poetic opening verse, and Mary’s equally expressive, softly soulful yet increasingly powerful vocal, and Silver Edge quickly becomes an addictive hit of its own.
From delicate acoustic beginnings, to the full-throttle passion of a classic rock ballad, the single showcases an artist at the top of her game. Furthermore, that hook is sublime – a heavy moment of anthem-like unity and brightness, celebrating the best of that poetry and those vocal and instrumental qualities that first appealed.
In addition, the organic set-up, complete with live drums and a stripped-back piano section, all helps build a clear image of what a live show would be like. Given that both the song and the artist are in an impressively compelling league of their own right now – that’s something fans will undoubtedly be looking forward to. Hopefully there’s plenty more music to come.