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  • Megan Cao

Review: "Violet" - Silver Lake

“Violet” is a dreamy yet haunting track about the bottled-up emotions we feel when alone, the confusing and complex feelings that haven’t worked through to feel catharsis. Though many put on a happy face, at night, when alone in your room, it’s hard not to think back to the mistakes that you’ve made. On days when nothing seems to go right, it’s important to remember that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel; that flowers can bloom brightest at night. It’s important to move past these negative and weary feelings, to move onwards and upwards.

Silver Lake contrasts the soothing melodies with dark lyrics, especially giving lead singer Marleen Hoebe’s ethereal-like voice a chance to shine. This new song comfortably blends together folk-pop and dream rock in a mesh of ambient atmospheres. The careful dance between a bright and light enough voice and the darker and grittier production is masterfully done by Jesse Koch, Marleen Hoebe, and Pieter Vonk, with Javier den Leeuw on the bass.

Having met six years ago in an Amsterdam live music pub, Marleen Hoebe and Jesse Koch decided to become partners in life and music. Creating the duo Silver Lake, they aim to synthesize vintage and contemporary sound with modern production techniques and old analog gear. Though relatively new to the scene, Silver Lake has already begun grasping and forming their own sound and identity. Their music is mesmerizing, and stay tuned to explore what other depths they delve into.

Written By Megan Cao



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