A marvellous review by Secret Eclectic, about my song 13 Days was published yesterday. I’m amazed by their point of view about the dynamic between the music and the lyrics.
The song exists between two worlds. The inner and the outer. It starts in the outer world where the spoken samples and the lyrics get us in the mood and captures the tense of crisis from an external point of view. Then the song transfers us into the inner world, we are no longer an outsider but on the contrary, we are in the heart of the scene, where ”Helen stares at the window”. This change does not only happen through the lyrics. It is the chord progression, the melodies, the whole song itself, that moves between these two parallel worlds.Secret Eclectic
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A concept album in the streaming era
Happy to see how my choice to publish a concept album in 2019, in the streaming era, did not get lost on more detail-oriented listeners:
Here, in Secret Eclectic we often ask artists what they would change in the music industry. An answer we often get is that bands, for reasons that relate to promotion, no longer release full albums. Minutes to Midnight released a full album. A concept album. We recommend listening to it in its entirety.