SINGLE REVIEW: Hearts Alight by ANGELIKA ATES

Sydney based music artist Angelika Ates has just released Hearts Alight an evocative EDM flavoured pop track that celebrates positivity and renewal in an expressive and emotionally charged style. The new single is the follow-up to Angelika’s hugely successful debut single Deadline, which announced the arrival of this enigmatic and multi-faceted talent to the Australian music scene. Replete with instant hooks, a poignant and universal lyric and a soul-stirring vocal performance, Hearts Alight is set to propel this emerging artist into the next phase of her career. Accessible yet idiosyncratically alluring, Hearts Alight explores big themes with clarity and joyous abandon. As Angelika says about the new track: ‘This song conveys a part of everyone’s life that has emerged with time and transformed parts of us that leads us into a place we need to reach where we will find peace. Although we all find this in different ways, there is always that part of us that understands the process from a deep subconscious level…and may we all be blessed to unlock this as we walk through our life.’ Combining contemporary instrumentation such as bubbling synths and dance influenced rhythmic textures with Angelika’s stirring vocal prowess creates a rousing modern pop track, but it’s the addition of the traditional sounds of the Armenian duduk that helps to distinguish it from current releases. As Angelika has said about her influences and the various ingredients that go into making her music such a transcendent experience: ‘Having my own experiences in life, I can relate to all types of people and because of this I can write to a larger audience. I am Greek/Cypriot/Armenian so understanding the European side of music too broadens my ability to work with artists from around the world’. And these experiences are cleverly and acutely harnessed in Hearts Alight, where the idea of independence and joy co-exist.  With its core element of self-discovery a fundamental and inexorably enticing feature, Angelika’s new track is sure to receive a tremendous amount of radio and streaming platform support.

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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.

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