‘Phoenix’ – Ny7ven  

me‘Phoenix’ is the brand new release from the exhilarating electronic artist Ny7ven. The song is in the electronic and experimental genre and is a thoroughly enjoyable 4:36 in length. This release is most certainly pushing boundaries and blurring the defining lines between genres in the most welcoming way.

‘Phoenix’ opens to the dark and mysterious sound of synths. It sets the tone for the track as a whole and creates interest and grabs the listeners attention from the get-go. We adored the descending baseline which appears next and stays throughout the song. The beat then enters alongside the luscious vocals.

Ny7ven’s voice is one of the main highlights of the track. It has a gorgeous tone and layered characteristics to it. Her voice is smooth and laid back but it hits hard when needed. The repeated line, ‘‘Oh won’t you show me how to fly’ really stuck with us and this shows the high level of songwriting and performance talent which is displayed here. Her performance is breathy and soulful with enough presence for the listener to inhale and become mesmerised by.

The beat is provided in the form of electronic drums. The bass, snare, high hats and block all make for an interesting sound. Just the right amounts of compression, reverb, and delay have been applied and they bring the track together as a whole.

At the end of ‘Phoenix’ we hear the carefully crafted layers cut back. First, the drums fall away and we are left with the synths and backing vocals, we then conclude to a gentle fade. It is an exquisite ending, reminiscent of the opening and it makes the track feel like it has come full circle. It leaves the listener wanting more! It will have you reaching for the repeat button!

The talent that Ny7ven has is undeniable on this single. Not only has she composed, arranged and recorded ‘Phoenix’, she has also produced the release. It feels as though Ny7ven is reinventing and innovating the electronic genre for 2018. Each of the many layers of instrumentation has its own space in the mix and shines in its own way, whether that be subtly in the background or staring in the front of the mix.

During this track, the listener can most certainly hear the ‘Phoenix’ rising from the ashes, being rebuilt and getting ready to push forward. We thoroughly recommend checking out this exciting single today! With an artist as talented as Ny7ven, we will be watching with great anticipation to see what comes next!

Reviewed by FVReviews October 2018

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