Middlesbrough’s very own Nel Unlit – an indie/alternative pop band that’s booting up in the borough – has just launched their brand new single, ‘True Things’.
The song opens with the most beautiful, lullaby-like acoustics which presents an inviting mood to the single; suddenly you get entranced into frontman Jonathan William Horner’s deep voice as he retells this narrative. Throughout the track, both the instruments and the vocals amalgamate to create an immersive story that the listener can translate in their mind.
The method of storytelling used within this single will resonate with fans of bands like Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Typhoon, etc. I commended Nel Unlit for creating a single that offers these deep, immersive and saturated moods that allow the listener to picture the events in their head – almost as if the listener was in the actual story itself.
I had a quick chat with Nel Unlit to find out a bit more about their reason behind using lullaby-like lyrics and to learn more about their musical direction: “We’re making an album about stories by telling stories and those stories tell other stories too. We want the listener to really immerse themselves into the narrative.”
Personally, I think it’d be criminal if you didn’t give this band a listen, especially if you enjoy the vibe and feel of acoustic tracks.