Manchester’s Plato are quick to impress with this distinctly emotional and creatively fascinating new song. Showcasing a touch of influence from the likes of Half Moon Run, the band drive with uniquely interesting lyrics, organic and expressive musicianship, and stunning vocals.
What allows this song to captivate so intensely is the unexpected manner in which the soundscape progresses and evolves. What begins as a musically satisfying and refreshing alternative pop track, soon grows to become something of an indie-rock anthem – and later even veers off into the ambient instrumental territories of dreamlike, meditative sound design.
There’s a clear purpose and intention to the entire release – the underlying concept and the feelings associated with it are highlighted by everything from the lyrics to the set-up to the rising passion in the performances. The lead singer’s vocal in particular moves skillfully from intimate delicacy to intense and somewhat Thom Yorke-like levels of grit and soul. In the same instance, the whole thing gathers momentum with each few seconds that pass by. Where the introduction is beautiful in itself, the finished piece is on another level altogether.
A stunning new track, thoughtful and beautifully crafted – a pleasure to stumble upon and I look forward to hearing more.