Sully’s new album Carrier, consists of quite the eclectic assortment of sounds. Buzzes, beats and buildups are an appropriate selection of words to describe the album. There is a new instrument or beat sound featured in every track which make each song truly unique and individual in it’s own way. It’s a mellow electronic album that isn’t fit for a club scene, but for a calm restaurant in an urban setting. With a heavy ambient mood feel, it would be great for background music for a film as well.
“Let you” is a catchy track with simple lyrics and notable melodies. How many variations can you say the sentence, “I wanna let you know?” According to this track, apparently several. It’s clean, simple, upbeat and one of my fav’s on the album.
Another favorite is “Bonafide.” The repetitive strain of piano keys played are musically pleasing, especially with the slow beat accompanying it. The song definitely has a feel to it. Infact, I could totally see it being used in a heavy dramatic scene in the film where few words are exchanged between characters and the focal point of the scene is the intense music and striking visuals.
Overall, the tracks on the album exudes a sense of late night mystery where all is quiet, dark, and eery. While some artists have a cheery and sunny tone, Sully’s sound is the exact opposite. It’s refreshing to have a contrasting sound such as Sully’s where not everything is based upon the high energy feel, but an easy tempo, soft and soothing beats.
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