Home / Music / CD Reviews / SINGLE REVIEW: Change Your Mind by SIORE

SINGLE REVIEW: Change Your Mind by SIORE

Melbourne-based electro-pop act Siore—Jessica Evans and Paul Siourthas—reaffirm their position as a duo to keep an eye on. After their debut Release Me To The Sea introduced them to the world early in 2018, the overwhelmingly positive reaction to their brand of dreamy indie electronica is warranted. That first track was melodically strong, understated and perfectly suited for both commercial and indie radio playlists. As a result of the success of that first release, they’re now selling out shows and prepping for the release of an EP. This second track is similar in production and song style, it’s meditative, restrained yet containing a bittersweet tone and nocturnal-like emphasis. The lyric is no less enigmatic as their last however as their pr blurb sets out, the subject under scrutiny here is mental health. And why not, the brittle and wistful sounds on this record are a suitable background to explore such territory. Although this subject matter is not overt, one does get the impression that Jessica’s intimate and plaintive vocal performance is fully committed to communicating such an idea. There’s almost a tone of pleading in her voice, which floats amid the ambient splendour of the production, brushes against the guitar and pads with a competitive eagerness. All the highs and lows are present with sombre verses, the cathartic chorus and an arrangement whose dynamics accord with the scope of the melody. After a long period of songwriting, the duo called on the expertise of Stuart Stuart, the producer responsible for the success of Sheppard’s Geronimo, which achieved triple platinum status in Australia, to help with bringing to life their work. Stuart’s influence may perhaps be undetectable, but his sonic choices embolden the song and highlight both the tender aspects of Jessica’s performance as well as the more unfettered versions. Change Your Mind is a commendable second release which advances a style and maintains a level of distinction one can only imagine will be a hallmark of their future tracks.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

Check Also

SINGLE REVIEW: Flooded Field by Caracol

There are a number of attributes about Caracol’s “Flooded Field” capturing my attention. The fluid …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.