Toronto shoegaze/indie rock duo Soft Set have unveiled their album, Still Life.
“Like our debut EP, Still Life provides the listener with stories of youth and nostalgia and that longing to be loved,” says Soft Set’s Nathan Athay. “We feel that our music caters to all audiences and we hope everyone enjoys the songs as much as we had fun making them!”
The two tracks that stood out to me on the release were “Your Eyes” and “Breathe.”
“Your Eyes” starts with a bright steady beat, followed by soothing vocals. The track pulls the listener in with a chill vibe, and lyrics such as “Dance with me now, Split the moves, If you don’t know how, Feels we can’t ignore, Lost in mine as I’m lost in yours,” evoke a feeling of desire. Add in the chorus, “I’m down, Give me all the light in your eyes, I’ve seen, Give all the light in your eyes, I’m down,” and you have a song that pulls at the heartstrings.
The final track, “Breathe,” begins with a melancholic beat, but don’t let that fool you. The lyrics on this track are both passionate and poetic. Throughout the song, lyrics repeat, but add in a new line, describing the setting, from “Walk you to your car,” to “Driving in your car.” For me, the song speaks of moments of a new relationship, when you feel that each moment needs to be noted. The lyrics “I hold your hand, Looking at the stars, I understand,” made me smile, as there’s nothing better than this.
Still Life is a brilliant collection of songs, which come together perfectly as a whole. That being said, each track has the ability to stand alone, as well. So sit back, relax and give Still Life a listen.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.