Freya Ridings | Album Review

It must have been around about 2017 when I first heard Freya Ridings. I was working in JD Sports in Colchester and it was added to the playlist. Every now and again they'd chose a slower song to switch things up. The song at the time was Blackout. This memorable, piano-driven melody, ghostly in essence. … Continue reading Freya Ridings | Album Review

÷ – Ed Sheeran | Album Review

It's quite an interesting experience listening to this album, not just in terms of its quality, but because of it's appeal. It seems to provide two types of intention to it's tone and musicality: formulaic and poppy and also raw and nostalgic. Which is a strange and obviously dichotomous partnership on paper but seems to … Continue reading ÷ – Ed Sheeran | Album Review

From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin

I've said in previous posts that I grew up in the generation where YouTube was on the cusp of being what it is now, and being doubted at every chance. A few of my friends/school-mates were, and still are, on YouTube and many started out in 2009. In 2009 it seemed that more people were … Continue reading From Sweet Songstress to Poetic Pop-Star; The Musical Evolution of Gabrielle Aplin

Light Up The Dark – Album Review

It seems bewildering to believe that the beautiful EP 'Acoustic' from Gabrielle Aplin was released only 5 years ago, on paper 5 years is a long time, but when you listen to 'Acoustic' in comparison to 'Light up the dark' it is an incredible progression of change to occur in 5 years. 'Acoustic' was and still … Continue reading Light Up The Dark – Album Review