Longevity in music is a direct yield of individuality. Before we can celebrate such, though, it needs to be acknowledged that there’s no denying a song can jump on a popular sound, recreate it, and rise up the charts with ease. However, there’s also no denying that these songs last for much less time than those that bring something new to the table; those that challenge what’s popular and offer something different. Coming across the latest single from Angelnumber8, “Frozen River,” this is exactly what I came to find.
While I’ve never heard anything quite like “Frozen River,” I immediately felt as though the value of the song is quantified by its eccentricity. No, Angelnumber8 isn’t following any trend out there, and no, the sound of “Frozen River” isn’t necessarily something that’s shown proven success in the charts as of late. Do I believe in it, though? Yes, yes, and yes. There’s meaning in the song’s off-kilter ear for melody, or in the lively grace of the vocals. Each successive step from the boundary-pushing singer seems to walk listeners further into his weird, wonderful world, and more than anything, the song’s cathartic nature shines through its constant hunger for sonic progression.
But all that is beside the point. Because while I could assign lofty, complimentary adjectives to the track all day to try and prove its magic to readers, there’s no other way to understand “Frozen River” than to feel it. And that’s what this song is great at. Making listeners feel it.
Check this one out below and be on the lookout for Angelnumber8’s forthcoming EP, SOUNDMATH, soon!
Produced by Danny Dwyer & Daniel Choder
Mixed and Mastered by A Redd Studio