Captivating Sounds and Hypnotic Melodies: A Review of Sorrow’s ‘All Is Silent’ EP

Diving into the depths of sonic enchantment, Sorrow resurfaces with their highly anticipated EP ‘All Is Silent’.

Offering a mesmerising collection of tracks that effortlessly transport listeners into a world where haunting melodies and pulsating beats intertwine.

With the exception of December 22’s excellent ‘Come Over‘ with Elle Chante, it’d been a while since we’d had a release from Sorrow. Thankfully June 16th saw the release of ‘All Is Silent‘.

Album Review

The EP opens with ‘All Is Silent’, a mesmerising track that immediately captivates with its opening guitar lick, stark beat with warped vocals adding a haunting touch. Warm pulsing bass underpins the hypnotic rhythm, like a heart swelling for a missed loved one. The track pushes and pulls, creating a sense of tension. The vocal line growing in clarity throughout without truly revealing itself, accompanied by reprising guitar melodies. The deceptively simple arrangement and selection of sounds showcasing Sorrow’s production skills, demonstrating that less is indeed more.

Next up is ‘Saints’, which opens with birdsong and warm chords before diving into a lurching organ-driven beat. Ethereal vocals flutter across the track, painting sweeping arcs of melodies across the swaggering rhythm before a hypnotic flute melody brings the track to close echoing the birdsong that underpins the song.

The EP closes with ‘Ardour’. All warm organ stabs, deep bass, and an off-kilter beat wrapped up in a swirling dubbed-out vocal. Playful flutes and string flourishes introduced in the second half evoking a sense of long hot summer evenings. With just 3 tracks the EP is over all too soon, but I guess that’s why we have the repeat button, and this one will be on repeat for a while.

Release Date and Streaming

The EP released on 17th June and is available to download via Bandcamp, as well as stream on Spotify. Interested in discovering our artist catalogue? Head to our artist page here.

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