We are a little late in posting the song, since prime traveling season is in the rearview mirror. But “Traveler” is a great airport song, even though it’s directed to the feelings of the person left behind. The song is from Luca Aprile of Zurich, Switzerland.
Quoting a bio:
The Zürich native with the smooth, yet large voice, has the gift of captivating the audience with ease and his sly charm. But charm isn’t enough; the gifted musician is capable of writing larger-than-life melodies and giving deeper meanings to seemingly simple phrases.
“Into The Fire” includes an uncomplicated piano hook that stands alone in the intro and continues to play a significant role for almost two minutes, despite the force of the vocals and instruments that join the piano. It’s a testament to the position that complexity is not a requirement for elegance or power.
Diamond Shake is the moniker of Matt Hitchens. Quoting his bio:
One man band, from London to LA. I moved out to LA seven years ago to make a career in music, having started playing instruments when I was around eight years old. Over the last two and a half years, I have written, performed, produced, engineered and mixed every note of "From Method To Madness," an album about my issues with depression, anxiety, anger, and low self-esteem.
If there is justice in the Indie universe, “Hollow Sound” will cause an explosion that will test the limits of safety equipment. The single from The Satellite Station is exceptional in every dimension. The lyrics are intelligent and relatable, even inspiring. The message is a focus on perspective – the short-term and long-term limitations of being human.
Vocally, “Hollow Sound”” is striking, yet pleasing. Early in the song, the voice of The Satellite Station is consistent with the admissions of personal weaknesses: “It’s hard to face that I’m just a man, and I all I can do is the best I can.” Later, the conviction to the existential message is apparent: “So when I lose this war with time, and I finally close my eyes, what will be left behind?”. Still the attractiveness and effectiveness of the vocals increase when a female voice enters in harmony with that of The Satellite Station.
Instrumentally, like the vocals, if there was any temptation to be satisfied with early success, it was resisted. A piano sits atop background quieter sounds to drive the melody, while a kickdrum “heartbeat” provides the rhythm. Then, a electric guitar fully surfaces almost three minutes into “Hollow Sound.”
Quoting his bio:
The Satellite Station is the solo project of singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Travis Rue. In 2019, The Ohio native began recording new material that melds his pop background with indie/folk elements. With haunting folk-inspired melodies and emotionally deep lyrics, Rue’s storytelling transports the listener to relatable experiences in their own lives.