Balances a carefree sense of character with considerate awareness of context. It sounds great because you know it well & because you hardly know it at all.
A winning formula, successfully fusing the grit & realness of rock with a fairly polished level of production that allows the song to shine brightly.
The song opens with questioning lyrics, later on offering more of a story telling element – presenting potential solutions or answers to those queries.
The weight & hit of heavy music connects & satisfies, but the melody has an alternative sense of emotion. It contrasts beautifully with the screamo element.
The progression of the chords, the distortion, the distance – you can feel the emotion of the piece from the overall energy of it.
Watch Me goes hard with a spacious rhythm & flow that fuses the quickness of clever hip-hop & the mellow movement of reggae. Refreshingly organic.
The ambiance is eclectic & interesting, the pace & brightness of the track’s rhythm drives its way into your consciousness from the first few moments.
You need to take these songs as your own for the full effect, to appreciate the creativity & expression. His writing really lifts him away from the crowd.
Far from a simple songwriting session where band members fill in the space around the lyrics, Barbott work as one – crafting music with passion & intent.
Takes full advantage of every second. Considers his audience, the fact that attention is fleeting & that to hold on to a new listener is no easy feat.
Explodes into life with weight & intensity, but that soon falls away to the more atmospheric & ambient layers, with deeply poetic, reflective lyricism.
Open & unapologetic lyricism, creative musical sculpting, and a personal truth that is likely to connect with those who’ve been through similar experiences.