On “Feels”, Phantom Electric rides the line between several sonic influences that you might not think would go together. By some wild design, they place dream pop, indie rock, electronic, country, and soul vibes into a blender. Most astounding of all is that the resulting mix is something that comes across as a natural culmination of sounds.
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Steve Horowitz: Being detached from life and involved in it: what choice does one have? The narrator of this song watches and waits for something to happen. It never does. Radiohead musically delineates the Zeitgeist of living in a world that doesn’t make sense even when it seems to on the surface. We wait. We wait. What are we waiting for? Radio understands the waiting is all we have—and there’s solace in that. The melody and soft touch of sound bring comfort to those afflicted with feelings. [8/10]
This year’s Global Citizen Festival still acknowledged extreme poverty and its goal to reduce the number of people living under such conditions. However, the festival has made poverty less of the focus and instead addressed many more of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (of which eradicating extreme poverty is the first of eight), including women’s rights (gender equality) and global partnership for development, plus other issues like sanitation, vaccination and the environment.
In many ways, the Waterboys remain one of the greatest cult bands of our time, with Scotsman Mike Scott developing a sound that helped bridge Celtic folk idioms into a modern rock context, his songs never anything if not wholly accessible. With over three decades of seminal songs under his belt, Scott has managed to evolve and develop his sound to keep up with the times, but never without that unmistakable Waterboys edge.
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"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.READ the article