Hover Bird, a Moscow-based quintet composed of Daniil, Vlada, Man in the mask, Evgenia, and Egor, has gracefully blended their artistic talents under this collective identity to craft a sound that resonates with both nostalgia and awe. Their latest offering, the EP titled “Place I Want To Be,” showcases their evolution as a band and their ability to traverse a wide range of emotions through their music.
Opening with the compelling track “Sweet,” Hover Bird wastes no time in setting the stage for an EP that brims with musical prowess and emotional depth. It’s a fitting opening for a band of their caliber, and this is because avid followers of the band expect nothing less from them. Throughout the entire EP, the band’s display of instruments takes center stage, showcasing the remarkable versatility that defines Hover Bird’s collective talent.
At its core, Hover Bird is an art rock band, that artfully melds elements of funk, ethnic influences, British invasion, and alternative rock. Balancing charisma and vulnerability, energy and depth, Hover Bird’s vocal delivery becomes a cornerstone of their signature sound.
United under this banner, the band’s two vocalists Vlada and Evgenia use their surroundings as a great source of inspiration and this makes listening to them entertaining and heartwarming, The vocal performances in this EP draw inspiration from the legacy of artists such as Tori Amos, Amy Lee, and Alanis Morissette.
“Place I Want To Be” emerges as this beautiful alternative rock gem that’s truly adorned with these soul-stirring female vocals. The EP’s whole structure is built around something deeply emotional – the five stages of grief. Each track takes you through a different stage, kind of guiding you from that initial denial to this place of eventual acceptance in a world that’s constantly shifting.
It’s like Hover Bird takes you on this incredible journey through their music, and you get to experience this wide range of feelings. They switch things up so skillfully, going from these powerful, groove-filled moments that are sprinkled with these edgy synths, to these quieter, introspective parts that just tug at your heart with these melancholic piano melodies and these really soulful, bluesy guitar lines.
Behind the scenes, Vlada and Evgenia committed themselves to their craft, working diligently with lyric coaches, language mentors, and vocal instructors in preparation for the recording sessions. This dedication to perfection shines through in the final product, imbuing each lyric and vocal inflection with purpose and emotion.
Hover Bird’s EP “Place I Want To Be” stands as a testament to the band’s artistic maturity and their prowess in crafting an emotionally resonant sonic journey. With a multifaceted musical approach and a genuine commitment to their craft, Hover Bird is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the realm of contemporary alternative rock.
- Cold Breathing
- Turn Around
- This is fine
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