Tim Woodbridge – Who You Are – Single Review

The English retro-rock creator Tim Woodbridge from England releases the single Who You Are on the 19th of October.

Tim Woodbridge - Who You Are - artwork

Tim Woodbridge – Who You Are – artwork

There is a warming connectivity between Who You Are and the listener as notes and vocals bow towards the ears akin to a sunflower tracking the warming star. It is easy for the audience to envisage they are in a time-capsule heading towards the era of flower power as the track drifts though the ears.

Whilst there is much to enjoy, in the just under three and three quarter composition, of particular reference are the analogue synth and extending bending of notes towards the end of phrases that particularly captivate. Despite the retrospective nature of the techniques Tim Woodbridge does not leave a taste that this has been a pastiche of what has come before, rather an update on ‘that was then’, with ‘this is now’.


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Everafter – Who You Are – Single Review

Everafter from England who I took a look at back in June are on the verge of a new release.

Everafter - Who You Are - artwork

Everafter – Who You Are – artwork

Dropping at the end of the month is the punchy Who You Are.

Opening with an ever deepening schism of bass and percussion that you need to check the floor isn’t caving in. The track continues to eviscerate as the vocal and guitar joins the excavating party and lilting above it lies an anthemic chorus which you will find hard not to join with as you reach for the air microphone.

Everafter have been able to craft a track which rattles the timbers, whilst equally making you want to be part of the ongoing effervescence. I rarely mention bridges in tracks, but in this instance the bridge does need its own highlight as it of particular strength.

A new video, which I have had the nod to share with you prior to its public listing, is highlighted for me by the red drums and more viscerally the jet black bass, oh and the cream six string does make sense too.

Everafter is a trio who have explored the visual dynamics and got it spot on, far more importantly – my thoughts – the music is top notch and should be added to your playlist the minute it becomes available.

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