Sthica is an artist with fresh energy and a passion for artistic expression, and if this release “Returned Again” is anything to go by – the next few months should hopefully bring a collection of new and notable music.
First and foremost, the song is well written, and beautifully performed. At all times there is something blissful to clutch on to; the leading vocal has a softness to it, almost like a melodic whisper on occasion, and the soundscape featured throughout showcases some beautifully atmospheric riffs. The song’s melody is simplistic in nature, which works well within the homely embrace of the song – the hook leaves its mark early on and stays with you for a fair while afterward.
What’s interesting about the song is that for the most part, it feels like a gentle, acoustic ballad – the sort that you could listen to alone, at home, through headphones, staring out of the window and forgetting about the world for a while. However, there’s a striking level of energy to the track that confidently brings it into some other realm. The rhythm is upbeat, uplifting, always appropriately light sounding but increasingly energetic, adding to the overall effect of the song this notable feeling of the outdoors, of summertime, of running through the fields to get back to the place you call home. Alongside the beat, the instrumentation and the vocal parts increase in intensity too, so as the song progresses it becomes something much more than a simple track, it in fact becomes more and more unique, and it’s extremely memorable to listen to.
There’s a blissful after-effect to this track that music fans often crave, and it’s a beautiful thing to discover. The music has an enthusiasm to it that passes on to you as you listen. There is something about the transcending of genres here that strikes hard. The music itself perhaps wouldn’t be quite as powerful without the artist’s words, in the same way, that the artist’s words, although poignant, thoughtful, and beautifully poetic, are given more of a glow within the space of this music and the mood set by it – there is simply perfect chemistry of elements taking place. The result is something that sounds great, means a lot to those who listen, and expresses the leading artist’s creativity and thought process with great skill and warmth.