Flawlessly produced, You by OCNS fades in & dissolves out like pages in an incredible epic, as if one is opening a book to an amazing page-turner that requires no page turning, just elegant listening.
There’s something incredibly cool about the composition & the performance. By the end of the experience, this arrangement of notes, this overall progression through the riffs & sections of the song, makes certain to linger in your mind for quite some time.
There’s something really soothing about this piece of music & writing. The simplicity of the soundscape is a part of this, Syke E’s voice is another – his tone fits perfectly with the mood set by the instrumentation.
The guitar work is perfect, simple yet effective, instantly recognisable after even just a single listen. Soon enough, the song’s lyrics start to take hold, sinking in with the emotional depth of something incredibly real & heartfelt.
What stands the tallest about this version of Where Is My Mind is Costi’s rap verse, particularly that opening set of bars – it comes so unexpectedly & proceeds to effortlessly pour these fresh ideas & rhymes out to you in a calm yet confident way.
From the kid in the basement trying to get the fingering just right on his new B.C. Rich, to the hardened metal-head listening for the thousandth time: Wicked World is bound to be the track kept on repeat for the better part of the summer, and kept at the top of the playlist for good.
The musicianship presents an impressive & vast collaboration. Goodreid’s voice & songwriting style, his genuine nature, his unstoppable imagination – it all makes for a playlist that’s unlike anything else you’re likely to hear right now.
I’ve been there & it is indeed Hard to be Sad in Nashville, even with heartbreak in the rear-view. The song begins with the titular lyrics paired with deep drums & bright acoustic strings, all alongside a stumbling electric guitar – a country-rock fusion of expectation & desperation.
The more you listen, the more this initially dark seeming ambiance evolves into something hopeful & bright. You can hear it in any number of ways, as is the synth-pop code.
Claudia Meyer has a beautifully appealing leading voice & the music on this project supports & enhances that natural ability in a mighty way. It’s a pleasure to listen in full.
Daniel has done well to create something unique. What’s interesting about this song though is that musically it appears as a totally alternative, beautifully alt-pop sort of track, satisfying yet incredibly unusual & constantly in conflict with its own energy.
Battle Scars is a totally smooth & easily recognisable song. It feels fresh, mellow, creative, and it presents audiences with the sound of an artist who knows his intentions & his influences, and drives with individuality regardless – in a subtle but certain way.