SINGLE REVIEW: You & I (Acoustic) (HARRISON STORM)
SINGLE You & I (Acoustic) // ARTIST Harrison Storm
Just when you thought Melbourne artist Harrison Storm's tune You & I was the most heavenly it could get, this silken singer-songwriter has gone and released an intimate acoustic version to light up your life.
No stranger to busting out acoustic versions of his swooning tunes, recording an acoustic video of the stirring Fallng Down at BIGSOUND earlier this year while rooming alongside fellow Nettwerk artists and bands, bewitching indie folk(ish) artist Harrison Storm has managed to carve even more feeling into his bittersweet ode to a tentative relationship with his latest outing: an acoustic version of You & I that tugs at the heartstrings and the soul as Storm laments lines like "if we open up the window will we let the inside // if our heads leave the pillow will our walls come down" amid stripped-back instrumentation.
Straddling some folksy charm with rippling acoustic arrangements and lustrous, throaty vocals, it's little wonder Storm continues to conjure 1 million digital streams weekly worldwide amid increased demand both at home and overseas for his magnetic live performances. Throw in the additional bliss of hearing Storm stripped back, and you've got a haunting and memorable moment tinged in bittersweet sonic hues, as Storm explains:
“I think a lot of people build an image that has slowly been formed in our minds from years of watching films/tv, reading books and maybe having parents/friends who aren’t necessarily an example of a healthy relationship. You start to have these warped expectations of love. This song explores the process of realising that and wondering what lies next”
From the stunning surrounds in the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria to finding his niche in the music world, there's an exhilarating calm about Harrison Storm, and his latest outing further proves his merit in exquisite fashion.
HARRISON STORM'S BRAND NEW ACOUSTIC VERSION OF HIS TUNE YOU & I IS OUT IN THE WORLD, YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT BELOW AND GRAB IT VIA ALL THE USUAL DIGITAL SUSPECTS. FOR MORE HARRISON STORM INFO, HEAD HERE.
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