Julian Von Plato on 05/29/2020

SiNGLE REVIEW - Joel Stewart's Back Up Team

It is impossible to not view the title and messaging of this single within the context of the strange times we are currently experiencing world-wide. We all feel a little confused and lost and we all need our friends and people that care for us around us. This is what makes us feel safe, this is what makes us feel as part of a bigger story. To review this track only within this context would be unfair though. It is definitely more timeless than that. It is definitely more layered than that.

J Julian Von Plato
SiNGLE REVIEW - Joel Stewart's Back Up Team
Julian Von Plato on 05/29/2020

SINGLE REVIEW - Logan's magic trick of a song

Logan J Parker’s new single, We’ll be gone works like a good magic trick. When one listens to it the first time it hooks you. It hooks you because it possesses all the beautiful qualities that we associate with the more traditional female crooners. Ricky Lee Jones, a little bit Billie Holiday and Diana Krall comes to mind. I am not a big fan of comparisons in music though, it seems like too easy a route to go down when listening to a musician as unique as Logan. She is definitely and deliberately carving her own path.

J Julian Von Plato
SINGLE REVIEW - Logan's magic trick of a song
Julian Von Plato on 05/29/2020

SINGLE REVIEW - Daniel Lumley's Bittersweet remedy

The introduction puts the listener in the universe that the single lives in and makes us feel comfortable to undertake this journey with Daniel. Its melancholic feel suggest a certain distance between all people and as the songs progresses it becomes clear that even the bittersweet can be a cure and reminder of our humanity. This dualism also exists in the moments in the song where his voice makes way for nice little interludes.

J Julian Von Plato
SINGLE REVIEW - Daniel Lumley's Bittersweet remedy