Returning to music after a three-year hiatus, Newcastle’s Carys Calling is back with a seemingly reinvigorated purpose and intent for her work.
Recreating the effortless melodies and super production of earlier songwriting, ‘Honest’ sees Carys Calling create a style of pop that glistens with a polished sheen whilst being off-set by minimalist electronica.
Structured around gentle slightly down-tempo beats, Carys Calling hooks the track around dreamy vocals which remain distant and purposefully emotionally insecure.
Reminiscent of the lighter moments of Bat for Lashes or the darker moments of Kylie’s ‘Put Yourself in My Place’ era, ‘Honest’ focuses on a narrative which contemplates human behaviour and questions why societal pressures often nudge us towards exaggeration and expanding the truth. What does being honest mean in a world of fake news?
‘Honest’ is a confident pop song, is well produced and is founded on talented songwriting.
Listen to ‘Honest’ by Carys Calling now at soundcloud.com/caryscalling/honest.