Darkness is a huge track, instrumental vibrant and creative, melodically passionate and incredibly soulful sounding. This meeting of the producers and the vocalist makes for something that just soaks you in high and inspiring energy. The way the whole thing has been crafted, cut up and arranged, makes for a soundscape that seems all at once organic and other worldly. As a fan of powerful vocals, the performance aspect draws a desire to witness a live show. As a fan of creative, unpredictable EDM or electronic music sub genres, the progression of the instrumentation makes for a mesmerising few minutes of listening. In both cases, the track begs for you to play it loudly, and thanks to a fantastic production job that’s something that is immediately achievable – and absolutely recommended.
The rising passion of this piece and the instrumental complexity has the effect of completely surrounding you in the music and the moment. It has a hypnotic and addictive effect, particular those moments that showcase the absolute high of the emotional intensity – the immense vocal reach, the cascading riffs, the piano, the beat, the synths, the everything about it. The song is beautiful, incredibly uplifting – so much so that the very moment it stops, the gaping void of quietness is a little too much to bear. The whole thing has a definite freshness but it also brings with it a touch of nineties nostalgia that has been greatly missed.
It’s a brilliant composition and the vocal choice was spot on – Elizabeth Robinson adds a real touch of fire to the mix. The rising intensity is mesmerising, and the drop is massively satisfying. The feeling the music passes on to you as you listen is invaluable. I look forward to hearing future releases and collaborations from all involved.