“DIARY LINES” by “BB Thomaz” is a track that embodies hope and motivation, the music spins out and spirals around you in this hypnotic and quite unexpected manner, the effect of which is that you genuinely listen when the vocal kicks in – when those ideas, of not giving up on your dreams, and not giving in to what those around you might throw down; those ideas really shine brightly now. The music and the lyrics work strongly together to give off this lasting impression, and you know when it’s over that this is an artist who will create and keep on and develop and move forward – regardless of what you think. It’s a brilliant quality to have, and for someone so young to have put this together; impressive is a little bit of an understatement.
The track itself is one that really gets better the more you listen to it. Once you’re locked in; once something has caught your attention, it’s not a song you’ll want to skip past at all. The music behind the vocal is of the utmost highest quality, first and foremost; that’s the production, the mix, the creativity, then on top of that you have these lyrics, and not even just lyrics – words alone have little impact, it’s the delivery that makes it matter in music – the performance of these lines and that hook is on point.
Some of the instruments used in this track are quite unusual, so although the track has a very classic feel to it – that nostalgia we all crave – there is a lot about it that is brand new, and that’s something that speaks volumes. It’s the kind of track that really gets you geared up for the good times, encapsulating the right kind of mood for summer. Some of those retro synth sounds are subsequently really effective in this setting.
On top of it all, the vocal has this thoroughly chilled-out sound to it, a mood which passes on to you as you listen; it’s effective, it’s music doing what it should, flowing freely to make you feel good when you listen. Rather than shouting or screaming to get your attention, this leading vocal speaks with a calm sort of confidence – a certainty that is easy to listen to and take on board. It makes it all very believable, and therefore pretty easy to trust and relax to.
That hook as well, it comes out regularly enough to really leave a lasting impression. The vocal performance is powerful and smooth, it builds a good contrast with the verse vocal, so the whole track feels like an episode or a story, with its various ups and downs, and never too repetitive or tiresome.