TRACK REVIEW: Danica Dares – Ode To Self  | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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This one does a lot of heavy lifting: usually an artist goes for big concept or interpersonality, but Ode To Self could easily be called Ode To Selves. The borders of which Danica Dares advocate we rid ourselves are both national ones as well as our own walls for the ultimate pan-human ideology.

Such subject matter meshes perfectly with this proper folk music that could have come straight from the Celtic back catalogue. That is, if it weren’t for the smattering of Numan-esque synth scattered at the opening and closing of this track. Think of wor Gary, but if Kate Bush provided vocals. The structure could be livened up a bit with more of this sprinkled throughout, but it still doesn’t detract from this powerful message.

Released: 09.04.21


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