Featuring crystal clear vocals that might leave your whole body shivering in admiration for its pureness, Vogue Abyss float into the sky above alone, to remind of us of the tragic story of Laika the Space Dog called ‘Universal Solitude‘.
Vogue Abyss is a fast-rising Finland-based indie pop band. With a sound that has your mind wondering the earth to seek out that true happy place, this is a new act that brings a cinematic experience to our transfixed minds.
”The pilot behind the wheel is the songwriter/producer Harri Kangas who works with different artists on a song-by-song basis to complete his inner soul missions. On board is the US vocal talent Lakes whose peaceful and warm tone brings a touch of hope to the song’s melancholic theme.” ~ Vogue Abyss
This is the sad story that has been given a fitting tribute, with glorious vocals and a rather somber story which is still so heartbreaking even after all these years. The message is mixed in with what we are all experiencing right now, as so many struggle with being locked inside and feeling afraid whilst looking outside the window, with the world still struggling to open up again.
”Laika, a stray mongrel from the streets of Moscow, was selected to be the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was launched into low orbit on 3 November 1957. No capacity for her recovery and survival was planned, and she died of overheating or asphyxiation shortly before she was to be poisoned.” ~ Wikipedia
‘Universal Solitude‘ from the Finland-based indie pop act Vogue Abyss, is the story from a band who perform with that extra class which is so rare. The movie-like ambiance brings a small tear to your eye – as you can only imagine the unnecessary trauma ensured – by an innocent creature on a mission that was set to fail, before it had even started.
Sung with a true grace and backed up with such a peaceful sound, this is a debut to truly remember as we all grit our teeth and find the courage to join hands, with those who we love again.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen