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Craymo offers the aural antidote to seasonal depression with ‘December Rain’

As we approach one of the most daunting Decembers in living memory, music which reflects our melancholy and offers understanding is more valuable than ever, making up and coming Indie artist Craymo’s Indie ballad ‘December Rain (Carol of Love)’ utterly priceless.

December Rain is just one of the tracks to feature on their dynamic 5-track EP ‘Love Power’ which explores the multifaceted nature of Love. In this release, Craymo illustrates the terrifying vulnerability which interlaces with the prospect of love which can easily override our need for affectionate warmth.

The piano-led arrangement which any Elton John fans will adore may be tender, but that tenderness doesn’t hinder the sonorous blows which the sentiment poetically delivers.

Listen to December Rain via Spotify.

 

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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KAIS – Take Me Home: A Provocatively Tender Indie Rock Ballad for the Homesick

Indie artist KAIS has moved from strength to strength throughout their accoladed career, after quite literally putting their birthplace of Jordan on the map, they’ve started to garner plenty of International hype for their provocatively intuitive approach to production.

With every note placed to sting and draw emotion, their single “Take Me Home”, serves as the perfect introduction to the artist’s tenderly resolving sound.

With hints of Post Punk lingering in the progressive Indie Rock Ballad, there’s a chilling atmospheric air to Take Me Home which collides with the soft, reassuring vocals which use repetition of ‘take me home’ to quiescently emphasise the need to feel familiar ground beneath their feet.

If you’re not remotely teary by the outro, that has more to do with the state of your own soul rather than the talent of this truly exceptional artist who we’ll definitely be keeping on our radar to keep up to date with their progressively powerful aural prowess.

You can check out KAIS’ single Take Me Home for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Trevor Gerard – Revelry: A Strikingly Sincere Indie Pop Admission

Singer-songwriter Trevor Gerard has breezed onto the airwaves with their strikingly sincere single Revelry.

Many love songs fail to allude to the agony and fear which is commonly synonymous with those pesky feelings of attachment. Trevor Gerard allowed the tender and delicate semi-orchestral soundscape to poignantly capture the vulnerability.

The lyrics may be candid, but the tone of the notes in this arrestive Indie Pop ballad tell you much more than the poetically meta lyrics. There’s a pensive air to the single, but Trevor Gerard still offers that bitter-sweet feeling of enrapturement. If you’re aurally sensitive, grab a tissue before you press play.

You can check out Trevor Gerard’s track via Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Get psyched with Axl Phnxx’s experimental Indie Ballad “FEEL THE NIGHT”

Up and coming artist Axl Phnxx has released their experimental Indie ballad FEEL THE NIGHT, any fans of BC Camplight are going to want to hear it.

Starting off with a prelude which offers reminiscences to The Verve, FEEL THE NIGHT quickly gains momentum and picks up euphoria as it progresses. With choppy piano notes and frenzied percussion alongside Axl Phnxx’s galvanizingly energetic vocals FEEL THE NIGHT is sure to leave you psyched.

It may be a full-throttle supersonic hit, but the talented nuances within the instrumental arrangement are all too easy to pick out. Axl Phnxx may just be this generation’s Elton John.

You can check out FEEL THE NIGHT for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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Martin Lucassen’s Effortlessly Piercing Orchestral Indie Ballad “Why Today”

Prepare to hear Martin Lucassen like you’ve never heard him before. Whilst the accolades may fall around him for his Indie Rock arrangements, what he has created with “Why Today” from his latest album “On My Way” goes beyond piercing. The atmospherically mastered single unfolds through the stabbing notes of the piano with the orchestral swells of violin and Martin Lucassen’s effortlessly smooth vocals. The soundscape may leave you reaching for the tissues by the time it has faded to a pensive close, yet, there are very few tracks which possess emotive qualities this potent.

Many tracks may be described as fluid, but yet again, Martin Lucassen’s talent transcends what we’ve heard from any other artist this year when it comes to composing a rich arrangement of sound which progresses in seamless synergy.

You can check out Martin Lucassen’s single Why Today along with the rest of the album by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast