TRACK REVIEW: Templo – Lonely | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Orchestral and theatrical, it’s probably far too obvious to make comparisons between Paige Temperley and Ashley Lowes (aka Templo) and Kate Bush; but that’s certainly an appropriate place to start.

Spread out across a sparse, three-minute piano foundation, the core strength of Lonely is its stunning two- and three-part vocal harmonies, making the track a deliberate balance between a lonely/minimal musical base and a busy/collective vocal line. Harmonic, haunting and deeply atmospheric, Lonely is a lovely composition, blending theatrical sensibilities and an interesting performance art-style of delivery. A deliberately visual collective (check out the cover art for Templo) it’d be fascinating to see what video they might create to represent this track.

 

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