TRACK REVIEW: Chris Mardula – Last Train To Nowhere | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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There’s an inescapable feeling of yearning running through singer-songwriter Chris Mardula’s latest release, Last Train To Nowhere. The repeating motif of the guitar solo, the lyrics crying out “to find something more”, and musical influences reminiscent of guitar heroes like Gary Moore contribute to this track feeling like an indulgent wallow in longing and nostalgia.

Making full use of the potential for weeping guitar solos, the track really comes into its own on the chorus, where the harmonies and instrumentation are richer and more expansive.

The feeling of disillusionment and being cast adrift is driven home a little heavy-handedly as the track goes round in circles, but stops short of predictability with a startingly abrupt end.

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