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Sonofdov – “A Low Hush Keel”

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This week Sonofdov released a new single titled “A Low Hush Keel”.  This song was written and recorded in the spring of this year and is the first song in a set of new recordings.  Being surprised with this new single made my day and listening to “A Low Hush Keel” makes my ears smile.

“A Low Hush Keel” opens with the crisp sole sound of a prominently strummed acoustic guitar.  Next, comes the lull of those beautifully harmonious oohs.  Then, the main attraction, the unassertive yet noticeably sincere timbre of Sonofdov’s (singer-songwriter Dennis King) voice. You might recognize the chorus from Sonofdov’s previously released single, “Night Vision”.  The familiarity of the chorus only adds to the musical cohesion.

Lyric-wise “A Low Hush Keel” adheres to Sonofdov standards—solid songwriting by way of bold imagery with a touch of mystery.  I mean, don’t the lyrics “but darkness is the devil and the devil was her friend” make you pause and think?  And the quiet plea “please don’t lose control” is repeated just enough times to make you believe in its importance.

While listening to this song you might feel like a spectator in someone else’s life, almost like a scene out of a movie, and you’ll be glad that you were there to witness it.  “A Low Hush Keel” is the embodiment of a peaceful timeless world and the kind of song that you might listen to if you needed an escape.

“A Low Hush Keel” is available now for download via Bandcamp.com.

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