Hail Mhairi…essential new listening

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It’s Tuesday, I’m bored and I need to hear something jaw-droppingly good.  And so do you.

Fortunately “Crystalline” by Mhairi has been released today and this is a world you will want to immerse yourself in.  It’s one of those songs you know is going to be special very early on and I envy you your first listen, your first voyage of discovery.

The 20-year-old initially began in the folk/acoustic field but fortunately for us her influences and sound have developed allowing for a more dramatic sound.

It starts off in a dark place where synths are waspish and hi-hats flutter, chirping like crickets.  As time goes on it becomes a more ethereal, dreamy environment where pads and synth strings flutter around you.

If this is the soundtrack then the vocal of Mhairi is the main feature, gliding on top with a fractured beauty mixing other-wordly and angelic.

As she delivers lines like ‘In darkness I would roam and tell you I was haunted’ you cannot help but get goose bumps for many different reasons

Irresisible, hypnotic, this is essential listening.

 

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As a lover of music, cats and chocolate it was inevitable that Paul would end up writing for us. A tireless singer/songwriter from the UK with a tiresome number of music projects, his worrying knowledge of the 80s and the evolution of crisps and confectionery (or chips and candy for our US readers) has seen him both gain jobs and lose friends.

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