Spaced Out Refugee
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this song. For whatever reason, Simon Kent has semi-ditched the Pillo band name, opting instead to use it as the title for his forthcoming debut album.
‘Spaced Out Refugee’ is an indie-pop track with a hint of mistiness courtesy of a great keyboard sound. Simon’s classical training means the vocal is largely under-used in the pop genre – reaching out towards its powerful roots towards the end of the chorus in a brief flicker of Morten Harket.
Things head down the plaintive path for ‘Turned to Rust’, an accomplished acoustic guitar-led song with a great drum sound. The keyboards once more add the extra element, signalling the turning point of the song and getting ready for the big build.
‘Blissed’ is a chill-out instrumental with throbbing bass and eerie keyboards, occasionally stabbed with a sample.
Simon Kent’s music is all about a great vocal and cracking keyboard work. The other instruments have to find their place in the pecking order.
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