Earlier this week my editor sent me a link that led me to a band called Paper Aeroplanes. I’d never heard their music, or their name, until I clicked on that link and now I am completely in awe of them! The group, which is made up of Richard Llewellyn and Sarah Howells, is responsible for a new wave of folk/pop music, inspired by their Welsh origins, that will send shivers down the spines of any listeners.
Although the group aren’t as mainstream as some music-fans might look for in an artist, or a group, they are rising faster than we can keep track of and, hopefully, will be coming to a radio near you some time soon! They have featured on the likes of BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and BBC Wales, and there is undoubtedly a bright future ahead for these talented musicians.
The track worth listening out for at the minute is their new release 'Multiple Love': a 3 minute 38 second track with more emotion than I’ve found in a song in as long as I can remember. The lyrics are littered with truthful and hard-hitting facts of life and love, and are beautifully fitted to the haunting vocals of Sarah, who should be commended for her mixture of delicacy and power portrayed in the track. The real beauty of the song lies in the fact that it is simply a song: there is no over-powering bass-line and no unnecessary auto-tuning, there is simply a wonderful singer and wonderful music - a novelty in the music industry of late! This track has succeeded in not only showing what Paper Aeroplanes is capable of, but also showing that there are some singers who can still just sing, without the technological acrobatics distracting us.
The simplicity of their music is even extended as far as their music videos! With no over-dramatic lighting or highly-trained dance teams (I know - I didn’t think it was possible to make a music video without those two components either!) we watch Sarah sing over the relaxed melody of the track. Ignorant listeners are likely to watch this video and mistake it for a cheap production with little to no effort involved when actually, given the depth of the song, the simple video is the perfect accompaniment for it.
'Multiple Love', which is available to download on iTunes is also available to listen to on youtube (see below), it is just a taster of what this rising duo have to offer the music business, particularly given their promise of a turning point in their music career with their sound slowly heading towards a much darker and more emotive place (two goals they have undoubtedly reached with the production of this track). The dynamic duo have numerous tour dates planned over the coming months and, although they’re not in the charts yet, we here at Popfodder think they’re definitely a group worth keeping an eye out for!
For more info please visit: http://www.paperaeroplanesmusic.com/
Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site
|< Prev||Next >|