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An intimate lyricist and distant sounds, a strangely perfect conflict of interests. This relationship is a subtle exploration of balance: to be so distant, you had to be as close, and vis versa. The lyrics have a selfish meaning behind them, saying “here’s to the things you love, hell to the rest of us.” She tells us those who love will have a tough go of it, but we can only love for as much as we have been hurt.
Hannah Reid has been on the rise for a few years now, but she’s finally now allowing the music to control her songs a little bit more instead of them being 100% lyric driven - and Hell to the Liars is an example of what friendship can do. As soon as she starts singing I get goosebumps, and her lyrics pierce straight to the soul.
Nick Malpezzi is a lover of nature, cats, beer, and music. When he’s not at his day job he is recording artists, working on films, writing music, taking pictures and enjoying life. He believes complexity is derived from simplicity, which is seen in his musical tastes and original productions.
21 May 2018
Have you ever watched a flower bloom? The anticipation every day that today might be the day it opens up to show its true colors, leaves us in a state of hope. We have seen flowers in full bloom before so we understand the reward for waiting, and more often than not we are left in awe of their beauty. Flowers can be tricky though, some require constant care and a perfect climate so we spend a lot of time tending to them, nurturing them so they may be seen by the world in all of their glory. Humans can act the same way…
7 May 2018
It’s easy to get lost, lost in the moment, lost driving around, or maybe in a good book. Right from the beginning of Diving Woman, you get lost in the music; there is a fast fluttering synth that leads into some big four-on-the-floor drums and an inescapable bassline. Guitars fill in some space with some repetitive notes and a thick pad sits behind blending everything into one mass…
30 April 2018
Sometimes we need a break, a break from work, school, the internet or even a relationship. Our bonds can strengthen when we are deprived and we can look at our lives in a new light. Doug Tuttle keeps this song so simple for one reason, because life is simple…