Track Review

Track Review: Otherworld // Celestial North

All the way from Scotland, singer-songwriter Celestial North embraces the wildness about her expressing it in a raw, dreamlike haze of sound. Described as “luscious and ethereal…” (Under The Radar) and “Viking dream-folk to dance and soar to…” (Higher Plain Music), Celestial North is turning the heads of curators on an international scale. As well as the blogs, her music is regularly played by Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, and BBC Radio reaching listeners here, there and everywhere. The latest addition to her discography is the single ‘Otherworld’.

Taken from her upcoming debut album Otherworld, Celestial North sends our souls soaring with her new release. Following the well-received single ‘Yarrow’, ‘Otherworld’ enchants us once again with dreamlike melodies soaked in folklore. From the opening beat, you are tossed into a sonic river surrounded by kaleidoscopic flits of light. As the twinkling synths carry you along, rhythmic tribal beats burst into the sonic fog adding a bit of a kick to the ethereal pool. Yet, while the beats bring a forceful element to the melody, they seem to add to the kaleidoscopic soundscape in its overwhelming intoxication. Just as the instrumentation holds us in a sonic haze, Celestial North’s hushed vocals cup you in a warm embrace so you feel happy and safe within the madness.

In an age where people constantly reflect on past mistakes and live in anxious worlds of self-doubt, it can be difficult to find the light. Celestial North brings the optimistic sentiment of “light at the end of the tunnel” to listeners in ‘Otherworld’. Wistful and whimsical, the song has an innocent carefree nature; however, a thought-provoking profoundness lurks within the tender lyricism. Celestial North explains: “’Otherworld’ is a rabble-rousing pick-me-up on days when life feels a bit too much, a reminder that it will all be ok and that we are never truly alone in this world. Providing the beat and movement of life for us all to shake it off together…”

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