Sublime vocals up front and centre guide us emotively through this dreamy contemporary soundscape – Nikolai Berk delves into uncertainty and heartache for Help Me Forget.
Offering a sort of nostalgic pop structure, with short lines paving the way towards a brilliantly melodic shift to uplift and energise things, Help Me Forget showcases a beautiful vocal depth. The voice sits neatly at the height of the mix, creating contrast with the jazz-pop lightness of the music and captivating the listener with genuine swagger and vulnerability united.
Increasingly poetic as it makes its way through a nicely crafted three-thirty-five, Help Me Forget utilises both personal and accessible references for a song that feels unique and honest yet relatable all at once.
There’s sadness in the subject matter, but the music juxtaposes this with a breezy kind of carefree confidence and optimism. The result is something like the perfect hit of escapism for those who’ve found themselves on the sour side of a break up.
Great style, gorgeously presented – I look forward to hearing more.