Alternative folk singer-songwriter Calming River return with ‘Boats‘, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Dead Bluebottles Supine’, due for release early 2021. A poignant single with a reflective emotive, ‘Boats’ is entirely unique and innovative.
Coated with an insecure arrangement, Joshua Malcolm, aka the genius behind Calming River, specialises in creating music that shape-shifts into different genres. Combining the usual haunting vibe of a songwriter, ‘Boats’ is original and weaves through dark moments of human emotion.
A track that feels sadly relatable during the current climate, ‘Boats’ flows through loss, anxiety and confusion. Capturing a cinematic production in the palm of it’s hand, this haunting number is sure to bring a tear to your eye with it’s pure beauty. Bathed in virtuoso finger-style guitar playing, ‘Boats’ is enchanting and something that takes hold of your mind and wraps itself around.
As for the distorted guitar parts on the acoustic guitar, ‘Boats’ possesses alternative music perfectly, while nudging big names in the folk industry. Even at over 6 minutes long, you’re still left wanting more from this tune. Heartbreakingly good, ‘Boats’ isn’t a gentle ride.
I, for one, will be having this track on repeat from here on out, it’s utterly spine-tingling.