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Alba Rose - Single Review: Mountains

16 Oct 2022 // A review by Danica Bryant

Alba Rose’s new indie-pop track Mountains is indescribable. Bright and dynamic, simple yet full, it’s a song devoted to following through on your feelings and declaring, “I can’t be scared of love”.

Inspired by a recent trip to Europe, the track’s clear Spanish influence flutters in its romantic acoustic guitars and shaking percussion. Alba blends this worldly sound with elements of electronica. Washed-out background vocals and mysterious keys craft an incredibly unique, genre-blending sound. Whilst Mountains does feel like its dynamics build to something just a little bit bigger that doesn’t quite arrive, it explores a range of different sounds in its runtime, creating a satisfyingly expansive work.

Mountains emphasises Alba’s gentle vocal performance above all else. Her voice is soft and delicate, making her relatively simple lyrics blush with emotion. It’s this delivery that moves the song from simple songwriting to something intimate and inventive. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the visuals for Mountains are so striking. They utilise beautiful baby blues and faded browns to place listeners right into Alba’s imagined world. 

When it comes to putting Alba Rose’s Mountains into words, no comparisons come to mind. It’s a playful and honest track which toys with genre and song structure. The end result is a single from an artist who proves herself entirely in her own lane.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Alba Rose

Alba Rose is a 22 year old indie-soul singer-songwriter based in Wellington New Zealand.

On the 27th of August 2021 Alba released her debut single Eve, a laid back, indie-soul, jazz, contemporary infused piece with an accompanying music video.

On the 12th of November Alba's debut four-track EP titled Silhouette was released encompassing a range of soul, jazz, indie-soul and indie-pop influences.

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