TRACK REVIEW: Borrelle – Until I Blink | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Newcastle newcomer Borrelle’s new single Until I Blink is an exploration of the modern purgatory. The song is jam-packed with indie ingredients like bodily angst and claustrophobia, ‘maybe’s’ and self-depreciating comments all between layers of vocals and a studied pop instrumentation which hints at influences like Daughter, Lily Allen and Glass Animals.

Borrelle’s voice sounds at times like a distant cousin of Laura Marling’s and her rolling repetitions of a catchy chorus mean that the song has great potential; rhythmic rhyming is key to the artist’s process and it’s an element that lifts the song. I particularly like how mature and immature sounding vocals are woven together, while the ukulele is uplifting alongside a driving rhythm and well-produced poppy sonics.

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