There are certain musical styles that never seem to find a wider audience no matter how much talent can be found within. Weightless by Jessica Curran is a track that just might be able to pull in some pop diehards to appreciate the sounds of analog instruments and soulful sway. If vape lounges growing like weeds across America can signal anything for music, can it mean a concerted effort to bringing lounge music into fashion? Please?
This is a song built for stage and yet the recording doesn’t feel burnt from a lack of context. Curran’s stunning vocals are enough to pull the listener into a more intimate scene where without facial expressions, without bodily movements, without an atmosphere of coffee and socializing, we can still feel like we’re experiencing something. Weightless balances jazzy basslines and piano with a string arrangement that powerfully takes over in moments when vocals are absent. There’s never a dull moment and it’s hard to imagine someone wanting to hear anything else once Curran starts singing. This is a well-crafted song and we can only hope it’s an omen of the future.
David Ryan is a singer and songwriter with a really unique approach.
His music can be considered intimate and emotional, yet there is a lot of energy that goes behind his approach and vision. David’s recent single, My Love, is a heartfelt song with romantic lyrics and edgy vibes, which truly showcases the artist’s driven attitude. Although David makes music that sounds familiar in a sense, he does not comply with the typical cliches of the genre, choosing instead to develop a unique tone and a very special vision.
The result? total focus on the music itself! On “My Love”, the vibes are just spot on. This track is a little gem with all the right feels in the right places. Down to the meticulously arranged melodies, I am particularly impressed by the attentive approach to production. This song is romantic, yet no trite. Energetic, yet not basic…just the perfect balance.
Mind Cinema is a rather unique musical project that combines the appeal of pop with the edge of rock music and the modern aesthetics of electronica. The project’s recent single, Sleep Clinic, starts with a mellow, intimate mood. The beautiful piano chords and sparse female vocals are a recipe for success, with a moody and somewhat dramatic feel.
The song later open up with some hypnotic beats and beautiful synth swells that feel like waves crashing on an empty beach on a hot summer day. They are slow, deep and heavy, yet there is a lot of movement.
It’s definitely worth mentioning the stellar music video to this song: the highly cinematic images really match the song’s unique sound and the visual storytelling keeps the viewer glued to the screen in a very special way.