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  • Megan Cao

Review: "til april" - Maria Lane

“til april” is a compelling heartfelt ballad about love that persists in the face of distance. As Lane takes us through intimate moments of longing, love, and anticipation, she never fails to poetically describe the yearning that comes with a love that is bisected from a physical distance. From the moment the soft notes of the acoustic guitar intertwine with the distant chirping of birds, listeners are transported into a world of intimacy and heartfelt vulnerability. As the song progresses, the addition of heartbeat-esque drums adds a layer of depth and intensity, mirroring the ebb and flow of emotions experienced in long-distance relationships. What sets 'til april' apart is Lane's masterful control and restraint, knowing precisely when to pull back certain instrumental elements to allow the beauty of her lyrics to shine through.

Lane's vocals delicately glide over the melody, infusing each lyric with a perfect blend of purity and poignancy. There's a haunting quality to her voice that resonates deeply, evoking a sense of longing and yearning that is palpable throughout the song. The instrumentation is equally mesmerizing, with lush string textures and graceful guitar melodies that wrap around Lane's vocals like a warm embrace. Each lyric feels like a whispered confession, drawing listeners into the intimate world of the songwriter's emotions. The climax of the song, marked by a dazzling display of sound and emotion, is nothing short of breathtaking. As Lane sings of longing and anticipation, listeners can't help but be swept away by the sheer beauty and emotional depth of her music.

Maria Lane, a captivating indie-folk artist hailing from New York City, weaves tales of raw emotion and vulnerability through her music, creating an intimate connection with her audience. Born a natural-born storyteller, her songs unfold like personal journal entries, delving deep into themes of trauma, mental health, and heartbreak. Influenced by a diverse array of artists ranging from the soulful melodies of Joni Mitchell to the contemporary sounds of Olivia Rodrigo and Harry Styles, Maria Lane's music is a fusion of haunting familiarity and unique creativity. Maria's journey as a musician is not merely about creating melodies; it's a heartfelt mission to serve as a beacon of comfort and solace for her listeners. Through her soul-stirring lyrics and heartfelt performances, she strives to remind her audience that they are never truly alone in their struggles. “til april” marks the debut single from her highly anticipated upcoming album, slated for release later this year.

Written By Megan Cao


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