Donnie Castle is one of the greatest, well talented and awesome musician from Sweden. “Brighter Days” is the latest release to all the audience out there with a great and unique vibe.
The music that pours through as you press play is vibrant and uplifting, it’s a bright and energetic soundscape that comes with a touch of nostalgia, though the finish is undoubtedly fresh and well polished. Donnie Castle ’s performance is one that works in unison with the beat and the instrumentation, as opposed to merely sitting on top of it. His lyricism presents a string of stories and ideas, his flow evolves throughout, remaining relevant to the moment at every turn, keeping you interested, and furthermore, never failing to surprise you.
The introduction feels like you’re ascending in the lift towards the upper levels of action. The verses offer a rhythmic and snappy bit of story line, a vocal contained in a distant cave of effects, the instrumentation here has a light yet fairly distinct, hypnotic energy. Later on, the hook has weight and warmth, a clearer vocal, a clearer and perhaps softer but strong electronic melody – this whole section arrives as a resolving wall of memorable satisfaction. The further you get into it, the more these moments extend and evolve, leading eventually into an amazing soundscape as well.
The sheer high quality and creativity of this release is the sort that makes you wonder why you haven’t heard it before. Donnie Castle has a talent for writing, crafting songs, and performing. This release is undoubtedly the result of a multitude of talent fused with years of experience and an unstoppable passion for music. It’s a stunning release, completely fresh, exciting, impressive at every moment, structurally considerate and varied throughout so as to really keep you focused and involved in the moment. Everything from the beat to the ideas to the tone of the artist’s voice and the evolving performance style. “Brighter Days” washes over you in precisely the ambient and unexpected manner its title implies. The calmness of the music is contrasted cleverly with the somewhat manic pace of the delivery – the whole thing becomes intense, slightly dark but playing effectively upon the confidence and character of the lyricism.