REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
‘Songbird (As Seasons Come & Go)’ is the debut single from Midlands acoustic duo Beyond Atlantis, made up of singer-songwriter Manny Jack and Steven “Herbie” Herbert, the drummer from rock four-piece Anonymous.
As far as debuts go, the track is strong, with the sound, inspired by late 90’s, early 00’s alternative rock, following a formula of gentle guitar strums, which increase in intensity as the song moves forwards towards the chorus, coupled with an underlying marching band-style drum beat, and uncomplicated lyrics, which are easy to remember and sing along to.
This is all held together well with Manny’s vocal delivery, which is soft and melodic, but with a subtle gritty edge, and hits both the higher and lower notes with ease.
Having become familiar with Herbie’s work with Anonymous these last couple of years, becoming a part of Beyond Atlantis has given him the chance to show how versatile he is musically, with him being just at home with the smooth, genial tones of this track, as the heavier, more jagged fare he is more used to playing.
‘Songbird’ is a strong debut track from two talented musicians, and I look forward to seeing where they go from here.