September 19, 2021

Feel the magic and mystery of 'Someone to Rely On' by All Eyes

'Someone to Rely On' by All Eyes

Very atmospheric, this song slowly takes over your mind. The synchronisation of bass-line and beats is so well composed that it will definitely trigger hidden emotions. The leading vocals are fresh and bold. The voice has a perfect balance of a clean and breathy tone which is stylistically used, truly mesmerising! The warmth of the synth pads sits in the background gradually revealing a sweet chord progression accompanying the vocals among the beats and the bass-line. This combination unlocks the true potential of this song, a magical and mysterious yet familiar vibe. As the song moves on, we experience the art of sound through vocal harmonies and variations in musical elements. The guitar fills the empty spaces with melodies pushing the boundaries and impact. This song is completely absorbing and its message related to self-observation or introspection and figuring out conscious thoughts and feelings.

 Definitely listen to 'Someone to Rely On' by All Eyes on Bandcamp.

A word about All Eyes:

"Minnesota's frigid reputation dissembles its true nature, which is a place of deep contrast. Bitter cold winters give way to lush, humid summers. A warm, over-polite reaction often means keep your distance. Some who stay here learn to embrace dissimilarity. Such is the case for Alicia & Joe Christenson, who make music as All Eyes. Their sound "restlessly push[es] at the margins, shifting and morphing, defying... broad categorization" (Jonathan Garrett, City Pages).

The couple is veterans of the Minneapolis music scene -- Alicia as a singer, songwriter, and keyboardist, and Joe as a producer and guitarist -- and they came together just as Alicia dreamt up All Eyes's first release, Shelf Life. The album explores themes of loss, connection, helplessness, and resolve. The sonics contrast live and programmed drums, jarring guitars, and Alicia's haunting, whispery vocals. 

The couple explores similar themes and sounds on their second release, Change. Synths, programmed drums, and vocal harmonies feature more prominently, but the songs and production continue to toy with boundaries and expectations. "

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