Really beautiful this. The Scandinavian reference is spot on, and you can really hear it in the music as well. Also reminds me of London Grammar. Love how the song builds towards the ends with the drums, really gets to a climax that the song deserves. Eager to hear more (I see you submitted another song!), going to do a Tweet on it.
Levv have heady ambitions borne out the shackles imposed on them by people who care more about the bottom line than the creative arts that might ensure it. So it comes as no surprise that their ‘Arrow’ is a colourful bird treating the open skies as its playground. It is a liberating listen, bubbling with intent and atmosphere. The feeling and love Levv have for their craft is there for all to see, which ultimately results in gorgeous ambient textures that are topped off by Audrey Assad’s glacial vocals. The valour that ensures victory is arrived at via giant drums which provide a heavy extreme to the soft moods that precede them.
On "Darkeness," Levv kicks things off with an infectious piano hook, an angelic female lead vocal, and some seriously swirling synths to round out the mix. Things get considerably more electronic in the second verse, complete with heavily distorted synths, heavy beats, and even a ripping electric guitar solo! There are elements of "Darkness" that sound as if they are paying direct homage to the '80s aesthetic, only modernized for the twenty-first century. Definitely a hybrid genre-hopping track if ever there was one, "Darkness" never overstays its welcome, clocking in at just over three minutes. Definitely worth checking out.