Feels Like a Holiday is the first track on Caroline Ferrante’s new EP, SKY. The track is confident, fun, and showcases a blend of straight-forward pop, island rock, and even the styling of performers like The Carpenters and Sheryl Crow. The production on Feels Like A Holiday is amazing, allowing each element ample opportunity to shine on its own or to contribute to this very cohesive and coherent opening. The driving beat and insistent tempo will have listeners sitting on the edges of their seat, while the dynamic between the guitar and the whistling is a great way to change things up before Ferrante moves to the rest of the songs on the SKY EP.
Ferrante immediately draws listeners to Better Angels. A tremendous story is told here, while the instrumentation refreshes the classic country & western style of the 1950s into a vibrant, current, and contemporary backdrop for Caroline. It is during this effort where listeners are shown the considerable range of Ferrante’s vocals, which will tattoo themselves deep into the minds and hearts of listeners.
Great Big Beautiful World is a bouncy pop track that is bolstered through a complex instrumentation that continually shifts and changes. The guitar line gives up ground to an emphatic set of drums at points, while the unifying element (Ferrante’s vocals) has a completely different dynamic based on where it is on the track. Symphony concludes the EP, taking on a slower and more intimate sound. During this final statement, little more is needed than Caroline’s vocals and the lightest of instrumental accompaniment. The gradual increase in the speed here makes for something absolutely epic, a track that listeners will sing along with long after the release ceases to play.
Top Tracks: Feels Like a Holiday, Great Big Beautiful World
SKY by Caroline Ferrante / 2018 Self Released / 4 Tracks / Domain / Bandcamp