Halls: “Aria”

At only 23 years old, Halls (aka Sam Howard) has perfected the sound of quiet melancholy. His introverted approach to music–mumbling, hiding behind music, wandering through sleepy tracks aimlessly–is largely hit or miss, but his greatest home run is this seven minute stunner from 2014′s Love to Give. The song’s strength is how it patiently builds and never gives in too soon or flies over the edge. What starts as a ballad morphs into an instrumental breakdown that goes everywhere and nowhere. For a musician who prides quiet, reflective tracks, “Aria” has a pulse.

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  1. OSCA

    Love the cinematic vibe of their music! Also the way they used the reverb as a crucial stylistic element*

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