It’s strange that the lasting impression left by Rachel Johnson’s new single is so different from the one you initially start with. As the song ends, you’re left with a rhythmic, epic chorus ringing in your ears. However, press play again and you’re reminded that everything starts very differently – with subtle melodies and simple instrumentation.
It’s remarkable that the song moves from one to the other without lurching clumsily, instead building in an organic way towards its huge finale. ‘Safe Island’ is out today on iTunes, and proves that Rachel Johnson certainly has a way about her.
Clearly a labour of love, and a true alternative to the music you’re spoonfed every day, Russell Suereth’s new album ‘Spiritual Haven’ is a real eye opener. As the title suggests, the tracks on the album are drawn from spiritual inspiration, an approach which clearly fires the creative side of Suereth’s personality.
Tracks such as the one above don’t really conform to any particular genre other than being gentle, meditative works of art. From there, each piece is strong together into a whole sequence, specifically ordered to tell the listener a tale while not uttering a word.
It’s ambitious sure, and different. But it works.