Maisie Bourke- Don't Let Him ( Single Review)

ChartHouse  Music Studios delivers another young Protege in 17-year-old Maisie Bourke from London. This is the same studio that Pixie Lott, Sam Smith, and last week's cover, Freya Alley have all recorded with.

Bourke has been writing and producing her own unique brand of dark and introspective pop since the age of 11, and "Don't Let Him" is her latest release.

I personally feel the track shares similarities with Miss Alley because of the dark tones and rich embellishments of textures that create an eerie presence.

The opening tinkers of piano keys feel haunting and isolated before Maisie delivers a plaintive story in wistful vocals that gradually ignite with the powerful chorus. This track is expressive in the theme which is helped as much with the musicianship, as well as the songwriting. The backbeats of a drum loop and stark expressions of piano create a solid track for fans of Lana Delrey and SIA.

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 If you'd like to listen to the track in full, please listen to it below;



Freya Alley- Come Back ( Single Review)

Freya Alley is a Singer/ Songwriter based in London.

 She originally arrived in the UK from Lithuania in 2011 to pursue her musical career. Alley soon teamed up with renowned Producer Laurence Hobbs who has achieved success with Sam Smith and Pixie Lott.

 Freya says of her music, "I write my music about inner fights, mistakes, love, unfulfilled dreams, feelings, freedom, addictions and being trapped with someone or within something. I’ve always felt differently when listening to or playing music. I started to hear melodies, sounds and create lyrics in my mind when I was young. Slowly I started to see it as the way of life and put all my energy and spirit into it"  Her music is described as "atmospheric, Cinematic and Poetic", Throw in "Haunting, Melodic, Dark and mesmerising," and that best sums ups Come back. The latest in a number of singles she began to release in 2017

Alley delivers a deep and delicate sound replete with fine string arrangements and emotive lyrics. The opening resonance of piano chords strikes a shiver down one's spine before Alley's harmonic vocals open up like the wild roses she speaks of.   The tempo builds with every image expressed about the lost love she laments. The violins and synths create stirring rhythmic patterns that are as chilling, as they are heart rendering.  The breakdown with the intelligent usage of electric programming does lead the listener to experience every painstaking moment of the singer's anguish. 

Please find a link to track below