Laudable Lyrics: Phoebe Ryan – A Thousand Ways

2 years since her last album release and 1 year since her last single dropped, Phoebe Ryan recently delivered a new single to the world, ‘A Thousand Ways’. Her last few singles have been enjoyable for their melodious simplicity coupled with some snappy lyrics. Whenever a notable amount of time passes by, expectations becomes uncertain as hopes run high. It was the right time to get more of what Phoebe has to offer.

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‘A Thousand Ways’ starts off in the simplest way possible – with a few acoustic guitar chords and some gently delivered lyrics. The more music evolves into electropop and other electronic variants, I become much more appreciative of straightforward acoustics. It doesn’t take too long for things to take a darker turn wrapped in a catchy beat, making the darkness deceptively pleasant and leaves the listener wanting more and more. In fact, the chorus sounds like a never-ending loop. It’s hard to ignore a powerful, toe-tapping rhythm regardless of what it’s enveloped by.

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No Phoebe Ryan song would be complete without those memorable & confident backing vocals Phoebe provides with most, if not all of her songs. They’re always a fun highlight that turn the emotions up another level and here is no different. The only shame here is that Phoebe’s a drastically underrated artist and more people won’t get to listen to this subtle excellence [for now].

Recommend: Yes

Rating: 4/5

 

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