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Charles Aston - Single Review: Pedestal

16 Nov 2021 // A review by Lou Clement

Pedestal appears to be a song about doubt. Self-criticism is one of those things that many wrestle with, and listening to Charles Aston’s new single is a chance to hear a perceptive lyricist with a hearty country-esque vocal tone tackle the subject.

The song opens with the echoing sounds of an acoustic guitar, which, as a devotee of live music, will I’m sure lend this song excellent live performance value.

Aston is both the songwriter and producer on this track, and it’s possible he could be a formidable talent in the music scene in the future. This song is memorable, has strong vocals and fills in a void that we are missing within the country-pop genre. I also have total respect for any man trying to eloquently capture emotional living. What we do know is we can look forward to further tracks as the press release shares that this is the first of other anticipated tracks.

Aston manages to deliver a pop vibe, with a slick vocal performance and an expressive arrangement which suits this introspective and, I imagine, cathartic track. It’s not heavy, it’s uplifting and hopefully that means faith is restored and perhaps we will hear an album, a collaboration and even, dare I say, a live performance from this artist.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )

About Charles Aston

Christchurch based producer and songwriter Charles Aston is back after a two-year hiatus from releasing music.

Charles Aston incorporates a broad musical palette throughout his music. From a production-focused background, Aston is as hands-on as it gets throughout the recording process. This has led to Aston developing a truly unique sound whilst speaking on topics that are thought-provoking and personal.

Aston draws from a wide array of musical influences in his music from Kanye West & Frank Ocean to Robbie Williams & The Black Eyed Peas.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Charles Aston


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