Nine years after ‘Lookaftering’, her last album of new material, legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan returns with a breathtaking new LP. Recorded largely in her home studio, Heartleap is a unique and entrancing collection of ten songs forming what Vashti is adamant will be her final album.
Sometimes, album cuts (or in this case, an EP cut) are overlooked by their bouncier, more radio-friendly fellow tracks. Robyn and Röyksopp’s EP, Do It Again, has one blockbuster hit, but this is not it. “Monument” is a more demure tune on the offering.
Mood-electronica at its best, the track comes with extra minutes latched onto it to emulate a journey (a sonic one, if you would like to avoid the metaphor), from which a robust lyrical statement stems. It stands as a gravestone anthem, with lyrics that are direct, yet very affective about ones accomplishments. It is an amazing song that could be a single should a radio edit surface. The additional beats towards the end are scrumptious, but are not for the pop format listener. Have a listen and tell us what you think! Continue reading
Wow, we didn’t know that the guy from C+C Music Factory is such a doucheball (that response). Unbelievable.
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