“Alone” is just one of the singles which you’ll find on the third album from UK Alt Indie artist The ÆTHER “ÆTHERVILLE”.
The standout single serves the poignant purpose of reminding the listener that no matter how much shame surrounds the concepts of loneliness, it’s very much part of our modern existence.
The tentatively ambient single is about as pensive as Indie gets. It switches between verses where you could hear a pin drop to high-octane swells of Indie; affirming that your rhythmic pulses are well and truly at the command of The ÆTHER. And from sweet harmonic stretches to baritone hums of expressive languor, the vocals prove to be just as dynamic as the instrumentals.
There’s something so essential about songs such as Alone right now. It provides a cathartic escape from the gripping melancholy which seems to be slowly consuming our society. It seems ironic to find comfort in such a morose single, but the way the momentum ebbs and flows is reminiscent of the fluctuations in your own frustrative apathy. In short, it allows you to dare to believe that you’re not alone in your own isolation.
You can check out the official video to Alone for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
You can also stream, download, and grab a physical release of The ÆTHER’s album via Bandcamp
Review by Amelia Vandergast