5 out of 5
The radio is so filled with mindless pop these days. You turn on any of the hot channels of the day and what you will hear is the same song over and over again. I know many might think I am exaggerating and perhaps I am a bit – guilty as charged! Yet, it’s quite remarkable how everyone is tapping into the same hooks, production gimmicks and sounds. In other words, pop and rock have become very generic and mediocre.
It’s a pity that this mediocracy is celebrated so widely on the commercial radio because there would be so many wonderful artists to choose from, artists whose music isn’t getting the recognition it deserves, artists like CS Hellman, whose new song, “The Fear I Felt” is eclectic and catchy, artistically challenging but yet familiar enough.
The song’s got it all: great guitars, poetic lyrics, wonderful breathy vocals and enough structural changes to keep the listener interested. Anyone who likes Editors should check this out. It’s got the same vibe as their music but displays perhaps more crossover mass appeal. All in all, “The Fear I Felt” is a great pop/rock track and CS Hellman is definitely an artist to follow and to keep track of. Brilliant stuff.
Listen here: ”The Fear I Felt”
Review/post by Tom Tikka