“Cold Winter” is elegantly textured without the typical reliance upon diverse registers. Even the percussion is often in the higher frequencies, using what is likely wooden drumsticks against metallic drum rims. The vocal harmony is the feature that draws attention during initial encounters with the track, and for easily defended reasons. After a few more listens, an appreciation for the percussion surfaces. Don’t be satisfied, since the guitars play a less prominent but equally praiseworthy role.
The video of “Cold Winter” is embedded below. It is an unadorned yet highly effective visualization of the track’s theme – “Now I'm letting you go; Here comes a cold winter.” Like the song, the elegance of the video is in the simplicity of the individual contributions.
The frontman of Keels is singer/songwriter Niall Keels of London. The music of Keels tends of be emotive and vocally driven. Niall states that he draws his inspiration mainly from his “heroes Johnny Cash, Phil Collins and Bruce Springsteen.”