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Review: "The Mood" - The Collection

There is always uncertainty when falling in love, making us feel like we aren't ready for it or that it could be a bad idea. Risk is often attached to the situation, leaving our hearts exposed and on the line. Highlighting these feelings perfectly in a song, The Collection have released their latest single, "The Mood." Explaining the inspiration behind the track, frontman David Wimbish elaborates, "I fall in love very easily. My attraction to vulnerability and connection often leads me into being serial-relationship-ness. 'The Mood' is about being in love even when you’re not sure you should."

Starting out as a demo without much of a beat, "The Mood" has evolved into quite the catchy indie-pop track. The Collection keeps things chill with this mid-tempo ballad, giving the romantic lyrics a relaxed and hopeful backdrop. Creating a captivating soundscape, "The Mood" features laid-back pop beats, ethereal synths, and memorable melodies punctuated by the use of horns. Wimbish's vocals are mesmerizing, sounding reminiscent of the incredible Chris Martin. Through The Collection's use of commercial pop lines and a synth-laden background, "The Mood" has a sound that is similar to tracks from icons like Coldplay and The Script.

Hailing from Saxapahaw, North Carolina, The Collection is a rising indie-pop band taking the music industry by storm. The group was founded by frontman David Wimbish and consists of six tightly knit members. The band has built their loyal fan base over three independent albums, including 2014's debut Ars Moriendi, 2017's Listen to the River, and 2018's Entropy. "Beautiful Life," The Collection's breakout track from Entropy, earned the band recognition from the likes of American Songwriter, Parade, and more, landing them on NPR's Tiny Desk Judges' Pick. The Collection have continued to build their impressive catalog by releasing a series of singles and EPs since their last album. Some of their popular releases include "Medication," "The Weather," and "Sing of the Moon," all of which are available on streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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