Thursday, 6 November 2014

Song Review - Waiting

EP: Naked (available 7 November 2014)

When a song stops you in your tracks, when you immediately turn to face the sound so it hits you straight in the face, that's when you know you've found an exceptional musician. When a lyric reaches into the depths of your mind, finds your thoughts and puts them into words in a way you didn't know you were even thinking until they were spoken; that's when you know you've found an incredible songwriter. When an instrument finds your innermost feelings and takes them out of your body, bit by aching bit and nurtures them with the utmost of care; that's when you know you've heard an incredible song.

When a songwriter like Melbourne's HOWQUA releases a new song, I know that I need the time and space to pay attention to it. After my introduction to his sounds earlier this year with the beautiful performance of his song 'Fishing For Gold', I couldn't wait to hear more. I expected something that would take me to places only the greatest of musicians have the ability to take me, right to the centre of my existence. How such a talent even knows where that is when I have trouble locating it myself some days is a question far beyond me, but I know that there's only a few things in the world that take me there and music is one of them. Whatever the meaning and sense of 'Waiting', it's a song that I adore and an indication that this talented artist is going to be heading straight to the top of my favourites list for 2014. 

Jo Michelmore gives 'Waiting' four Michael Hutchence heads out of five...

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