In recent articles on this site, I’ve described the relationship between guitars and synths as some kind of war. But the synthpop duo VEALA, comprised of Sarah Munro and Matt Kersey from St. Albans, have managed to bring these two elements together into a beautiful marriage.
Despite being the outfit’s debut release, Indecision sounds like the work of stalwarts; something that will be no surprise to those familiar with the Hertfordshire music scene, given the the duo’s other musical projects of The Sarah Munro Band, and Father Benjamin and the Frosty Mornings.
Indecision begins with an outstandingly ominous tone that sets the foundations for a hauntingly breathy vocal from Munro. Within this, she passionately laments the extra attraction and allure that uncertainty can sometimes introduce. The song is truly a journey – despite the amazingly intimate vibes from the first verse, the catchy melodies build and build until the (almost Bollywood-esque) beautifully beleaguered vocalisations in the ending section, which, combined with rambunctiously large drums, form an incredible crescendo that makes you want to hit the rewind button and start the trip all over again.
Make no bones about it: this is a strong first release, and we are excited to see where VEALA go next.
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