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SINGLE STREAM REVIEW: So Kindly – ‘The River’

By Katie Powers Zimbabwe-based songwriter So Kindly first emerged in 2017 with his debut EP “Warmest Place,” which earned him praise for his vulnerable storytelling and warm arrangements. On May 28, he made his triumphant return to the music scene with the release of his latest single, “The River,” where he sings about the distinctly human problem of being faced with a tough decision in love and the accompanying emotional fallout that follows. The track showcases So Kindly’s earnestly charming vocals and innovative sound, which blends electronic and indie rock influences into an effortless and inviting package. “Down by the … Continue reading SINGLE STREAM REVIEW: So Kindly – ‘The River’

ALBUM REVIEW: Forty Feet Tall – ‘A Good Distraction’

The best distraction can convince a person to leave their worries behind for a while and get caught up elsewhere. By Katie Powers Forty Feet Tall’s A Good Distraction is a gripping and fast-paced sonic journey that offers compelling storytelling and high-energy psychedelic rock with a pop-punk flare. The album explores a range of sounds and stylistic choices, but the Portland-based alternative rockers hold a steady command over every track. Perhaps most importantly, each track effectively permits its listeners to get lost in the overwhelming and sometimes defeating world detailed on the album. Forty Feet Tall, which features Cole Gann … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Forty Feet Tall – ‘A Good Distraction’