Manchester-based Experimental Folk artist Sham Chewali released his latest single “the certainty of failure” on July 29th and shared with the world a poignant and incredibly resonant message weaved into a mesmeric bed of acoustic organic textures.
The prelude and following verses may have you under the impression that you’re listening to an archetypal Indie Folk single unfold, yet, Sham Chewali has thrown in some unpredictable progressions including sharp switch-ups in tonality. The soft almost spoken-word vocals transform into reverberant powerful growls as Nick Cave-style ominous keys, complete with orchestral layers are thrown into the mix.
Usually, with music, you’re able to determine if it has been uplifting or melancholic, yet, with the certainty of failure, you’re left with the same conflict of emotions as Sham Chewali alludes to in the lyrics. It’s definitely a track which needs your repeat attention.
You can stream and download Sham Chewali’s latest single the certainty of failure for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast