Track Review: The Man Who Sold The World // Venusia
With the aim of creating music that incorporates the brighter side of life, as compared to the darker side, the duo Venusia shares melodic, profound and empowering songs. Drawing together their diverse musical influences – Andrew Bayuk having a rock preference and Anisah Alyahya a preference for classical and electronica – the band has a unique and eclectic sound. Already crossing our path with their single ‘Solstice Love’, Venusia quickly captured our attention (in a good way). Not only are we singing their praises, but they are also turning heads across the blogosphere and playlists-sphere (it’s a word now). The latest addition to their discography is ‘The Man Who Sold The World’.
On the heels of ‘Solstice Love’, Andrew and Anisah adopt an obscure sound in ‘The Man Who Sold The World’. A melodic combination of guitars, drums and interspersed cello, the single is harmonic; however, an eclecticism exists in the melody – a sort of otherworldly thread in this sonic tapestry. Interestingly enough, while there is a kaleidoscopic instrumental arrangement, Andrew’s vocals seem to exist on another plain with a wistful simplicity to the profound execution. It is this impressive texturing and layering that makes ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ beautifully transcendental.
If you think you have heard this song before, the chances are you have. One of David Bowie’s more intriguing singles, Venusia’s version of ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ is their interpretation of the iconic track. Fans of the iconic artist and his awe-inspiring style, Venusia “wink to David Bowie” and, personally, I think their version is one of the more sensational I have come across. In my opinion, the late, great David Bowie would be proud.
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