Marie Dahlstrom Shares The Existential Contemplation Of 'Crashing Down'
Beauty with substance - an often elusive goal when it comes to musical expression. It takes a particularly rare kind of artist to be able to combine the emotional insight, introspective sensitivity and pure vocal talent that are required to perfect the aesthetic. For award-winning Danish singer-songwriter Marie Dahlstrom, inhabiting just such a sensibility seems to be as effortless and intuitive as breathing. Returning in her solo capacity after recent releases as part of trans-Atlantic duo Hans Island, Dahlstrom again reminds of the class and rarity of her talent with the intelligently absorbing rumination of 'Crashing Down'.
Over the eddying synth swirl, crisp snare and contemplative bass murmur of Joe Garrett and Qmillion's production, Dahlstrom grapples with the kind of existential queries that can roil the heart and mind while one is in pursuit of finding meaningful experiences in life and love. Marrying the thoughtfully poised maturity and nuance of her artful lyricism with the beautiful tonal clarity and soul-soothing delivery of her gracefully silken voice, Dahlstrom invites the listener into a world of mellow sophistication and profound emotional revelation with a wondrously seductive ease.