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What do you get when you pair up a veteran singer with multitudes of success under her belt, and a self-taught composer with natural talent to boot? You get the duo of Swoone, comprising of ex-Mono vocalist Siobhan de Mare and Gary Bruce, who are ready to bring their aptitudes to the table with their debut album – Handcuffed Heart.
For starters, the melodies are intoxicating. They are so warm and silky smooth, and add to a delicate ambience which is further emphasised by the cordial electronics and subtle drum beats from Gary that drive the tracks at an easy pace, and they even have a catchiness to them at times.
At the front and centre of it all, Siobhan is spellbinding, flawlessly gripping the listener’s attention with a tender, graceful voice that ranges between alluring and haunting, whenever the song calls for it. As they have the listener captivated, it presents the opportunity for them to showcase some good writing that sinks in quickly.
Overall, this is a stunning album from a pair who utilise their know-how to produce a line of tunes just dripping with atmosphere. A pleasurable experience, to say the least.
This Bullet Never Kills, Room 56, Terminal 3, Handcuffed Heart, Strange Love, Set Me Free
THIS REVIEW IS PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH KOOL THINGS