Owen Denvir - Stones (EP)
Belfast-born Owen Denvir has established himself among the most interesting acts emerging on current music scene.Now he's back with second of his trilogy of EPs, Stones. When complete, this trilogy will form his debut album. Each of the EPs has it own theme. As Denvir says, the EP trilogy idea is based on Sigmund Freud's theory that personality is a sum of 3 parts: the Id (acting on raw impulse), the Ego (being terrified of consequences) and the Superego (the balance between the two). The first EP ("Sticks") deals with loss and delusion and the impulsive decisions we make while in the spell of 'love'. The second ("Stones") being a more confident but brash take on love, and finally the last EP ("Bones") is when you have the balance between the two, which mostly leads to more healthy relationship.
This Could Be Love is a deeply personal track about all posibilities of love and relationship. Denvir's trademark vocal shines through, acompanied by gentle piano and a steady beats creating that cosy club feel. You can touch the emotions pouring from his voice which is almost breaking down at times, adding to the impact of the song.
I Want You So Bad tells that classic story of having a crush on somebody, perhaps even falling in love and trying to get your object's attention and eventually develop a relationship. We cannot help but notice Denvir's Northern Irish accent being strongly present in some of the words and adding something else to the whole song. What that something is? Have a listen for yourselves and you may figure it out. As one of Queen members said in Bohemian Rhapsody " it ruins the mystery when everything is explained."
Stones from Paris has a melancholic vibe, looking back, reminiscing on the past. "there was a line I think you crossed it" The string bring the emotions in and you would have been made of stone if you didn't shed a tear. The overall instrumentation of the track brings the most joyful feeling of all the songs although the lyrics take you back on the darker side "...she wants a goldmine not a man.."
Like Nobody Can See summs the entire collection up. There is no doubt that this plaintive, emotionally charged piece will surely bring something into your eye. The strings play an important part once again. "like it's our last night on Earth"