Single Review: Gentian – NightLight


It’s not something that I think I’ve ever said but pop music is getting interesting lately. Not quite your top 10 chart stuff so much but there are lots of artists on the fringes trying new things. Taking a traditional sound and structure and just flexing it a little to give it a new feel and a new lease of life. I’ve covered a few such artists recently as regular readers will know so when I saw this duo and what they were all about I was more than interested to hear their music.

Based in Devon Gentian is made up of sisters Jingle and D.D. and on this evidence they make pretty cool pop music. The Gentian project came into being in 2011, and since then the duo have enjoyed a steadily growing reputation aided by radio play on the local BBC Introducing shows. This track is taken from their current EP titled In The Dark, which was recorded by Andy Rugg (Coldplay, Beyonce and Jay Z) and is out now.

NightLight is a slow and steady, sweeping atmospheric slice of pop grandeur. I really like how the song has been arranged and put together as it gives it a unique feel. Same old, same old this isn’t. The vocal also isn’t you’re average, from some nice layering in the verses to a smooth and almost soothing feel in the chorus it glides along sweeping across your mind.

To me this is just a really good track; it just screams quality from top to bottom. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but there is a certain enchanting quality to it. I’m a fan; I get it, now I want to hear what comes next.

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