All Dulled Out
by Kira Puru
It has been a long wait for this and even though I’m pretty sure I knew it was going to be good when it arrived, I’m not sure I was quite prepared for just how good it actually is. I expected the incredible voice, I expected the power I had come accustomed to knowing and a part of me expected some kind of heartbreak tale, maybe a cower in the corner crying type of saga, or maybe a pour me another whiskey kind of story, but I wasn’t quite prepared for just how heartfelt it would be. The impressive instrumentation, the electro sounds that make me wanna shake my head and probably sway in a heated way aren’t the Kira Puru I have come to know, but they only add to the Kira Puru I already love. The down tempo pop synths and subtle beats, set against Kira’s always heavenly vocal are more than perfect, they are divine in the most magnificent way. We have waited what feels like an eternity to hear new sounds from the always fabulous Kira Puru, and while she might be crooning “it never goes away” over and over about a lost love in her debut solo single, it's also how I feel about her exceptional talent, which I don't ever want to go away. It has been a long time coming, but ‘All Dulled Out’ was worth every second of waiting.
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