Leading with crystal clear acoustic guitar play that impresses and sets the mood from the outset, artist and songwriter Noah Bowden goes on to further connect with his audience as equally intimate vocals and lyrics pour through for this brand new single.
Rising up from mellow, gentle beginnings, Empty Good Mornings soon progresses to utilise contrast to a powerful and unexpected degree. Not purely the softly finger-picked acoustic piece its introduction implies, the single evolves in an instant as the hook strikes. The melody lifts, the instrumentation brightens, the passion intensifies, and the whole thing suddenly cries out on behalf of uncertainty and emotional struggle.
Throw in a well-placed, simple yet satisfying electric guitar solo during the latter half, and the completed track has the makings of a pop-rock classic with a contemporary edge and a definite level of personality.
The final third brings in another unexpected moment as the middle-8 delivers an increased sense of rising energy and poetic disarray. The concept is heartache, and the song addresses this not just lyrically but in everything from the musicality to Noah’s own focused and freely expressive performance.
Beautifully done, genuine and easy to connect with. Hopefully there’s more music to come.