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New single taken from my forthcoming debut Myheadisaballoon album 'Pop Goes The People!'
A sweet and beautiful slice of dreamy acoustic pop, which subtly builds to an epic crescendo.
For more free downloads please visit: myheadisaballoon.co.uk
Pop Goes The People Album Review PT 2 *See I Wont Let You Go for PT 1*
Just Let Go
"Just breathe go and just let it go," is exactly what I take away from this sunny track. I felt the track was overpowering towards the end, but I loved it that way. It really brought tears to my eyes. A powerful track with a powerful and easy to understand statement. The ending isâEU¦ just great. Really, it is just great.
I have been waiting to listen to this track for a while. I heard about it in your news post and I must say, I am already impressed 30 seconds in. It is slower and smoother that any other track in this album, focusing on the details of the acoustical harmony mixed with the isolated lyrics with a hint of insanity. Honey is a metaphor with an interesting idea. It is the name we call the one we love, yet it is also, in this case, a sticky, hard to get off substance that sticks to our mind. I feel like I'm traveling through space in this one, overlooking my problems in a sea of honey. I completely know what it feels like to grow so attached to someone, that you feel like your going insane. This is almost a contradiction to the other tracks, a degrade in progress from the attitude the others give, yet It is also accurate to many of our experiences.
Waiting for Weightlessness
Rich and warm tunes collide together in a magical way, making me feel like I'm floating in this tune. It is very true, we all are waiting, pondering, and hoping for weightlessness from our emotions. We don't want to be hold down by an overwhelming feeling anymore. Sometimes we just want to let go and float gracefully towards the sky, leaving everything behind as if it never existed. I can easily let go of the entire world by this point in the album. The lyrics are a little hard to understand here, but I completely understand what you are going for. The style is very inspiring to not only my musical ideas, but to my long term life feelings as well. I will let go of all the weight.
Hello Alien Sun
This is the only song I don't like in the album because of all the dissonance. It is constantly ringing and sounds combine together in a very chaotic way. It really needs a big clean up, a lowering of the volumes, and a massive subtraction of all the noise. I can barely understand anything that is going on here. Then again, you may have done this on purpose. As a song, I don't very much enjoy it, but I like the possible message of frustration and anger you leave behind. You should re-record this track in my opinion, because there are other ways to represent these darker, alien feelings.
Run & Hide
This is definitely in the same tune as "Staring at Concrete" from Treefella. That was my other favorite song from the Treefella album. I love this one as well. Simple, elegant message with a simple, elegant tune. Well mastered, well put together, but not nescesarilly as interesting as the other tracks on the album. Then again, I still enjoy the sheer minimilism composition in this.
All in all, this entire album is a representation of love, life, and getting over your feelings to better improve yourself as a human being. Ironically enough, the narrator in the album never does get over his feelings. In fact, he progresses down the road of insanity and slowly watches his world tear apart around him. This radiates pure feelings of isolation, sadness, and regret, while at the same time bringing pure happiness, peace, and understatement into my heart. I feel the best of both worlds. It is dark, full of floaty guitar riffs and impactful lyrics that take you into another dimension, yet light, with head bobbing acoustical melodies and wonderful electronic progressions. Everyone should give this album a listen. It is extremely well made, original and conceptual to the artists interpretations and raw emotions drawn out in waveform. Kingbastard, you always touch my heart and shake my brain with amazing, different music specific to your own, slight pushes towards your thoughts on the world. Please, never stop making music, and keep doing what you do!
epic! Thanks man. I don't personally hear the 'ringing' or dissonance in in Hello Alien Sun, but I guess different ears, different opinions haha.
This is really nice, great work! 5 stars
Thanking you kindly;)
Such a beautiful song. We need more unique artists like you on newgrounds.
5/5. I am not even going to crit this because its waay too beautiful to even worry about minor errors :)
SO, you're saying there are errors? hahaha;) Thanks for the comment man
This is incredible. What are you even doing on NG. This is too good.
Have you ever heard of The Mercury Rev? Your vocal style is really reminiscent of theirs.
You should change the name of your album though. No one will take it seriously, and your music demands serious listening.
First things first, thanks;) Newgrounds has entertained me and been good to me over the years, so I still like to post up some freebies;) There's loads of good music on here, it's just hard to find among the sea of nonsense haha. I have heard of Mercury Rev, I'm a fan, although I like to think I can hold a note a little better than he can;)
Disagree about the album title, but you're entitled to your opinion, even if it is wrong;)
Cheers for taking the time to leave a comment, appreciated.
I love it :) its a quirky bittersweetness which makes it a nice listen, but it's almost too orderly until the awesome crescendo, where even tho the lyrics repeat, the arrangements are really surprising. it sounds like paul simon meets radiohead :) good stuff
Thanks man. I prefer to think of it as subtle development rather than orderly, allowing the end to have more impact, but I take your point onboard;)
Cheers for taking the time to comment.
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