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Late Model European - Single Review: Moments

03 May 2019 // A review by Jacquie Walters

Moments is the second single from the upcoming debut album from Late Model European collaborators Tones Thorburn and John Nelson, and there’s plenty to enjoy about this track.


With a lovely, delicate piano intro heralding a well-produced and well-balanced offering, the musicianship on Moments is enjoyable throughout, especially the feature string section which provides the epic feel that Late Model European are reaching for.


What detracts somewhat for me is the overly complicated melodic line for the vocals. It makes it seem a bit too fussy for its stated purpose of truly soaring as an epic ballad. As a result, I didn’t feel that John really got the opportunity to kick off in the vocals, as he most definitely is capable of doing. Otherwise this is an enjoyable single and it's well worth taking the time to listen to it. I'm looking forward to hearing the whole album when it's released.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Late Model European

Late Model European is a songwriting and music collaboration between John and Tones; two life-long best friends who grew up together in a sleepy little village in Scotland.

Starting their musical journey together as wide-eyed teenagers with big dreams, big hair and big amps, back in the late ‘70s/early ‘80s, they had plans to conquer the music world. That didn’t quite happen but they did rip it up around the Scottish and Northern England music scene. Not knowing whether they were Punks, Mods or Rockers didn’t really matter to them; they just shared a passion and a love for making and performing music together!

Then life came along and took them down different paths. Their jeans weren’t as wide as before but their eyes were still wide open; they knew there was a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Little did they know they were destined to come together again some 40 years later, across the other side of the world in New Zealand!

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