Written by Imani Wj Wright
Some things take time. Cooking dinner, studying to pass a test, learning how to drive... But let me tell me you this- it took me no time to conclude that Alex Banin is The Truth.
I listen to a lot of music on a daily basis. Most days, I'll pace around my front porch, analyzing 5 to 7 compositions for close to 3-4 hours.
One pattern I've come across in many artists, is an inability to create a genuine/believable musical environment. The atmosphere, character, and voice that Alex displays on About April, is not only believable, but enjoyable.
Alex's voice tiptoes the line of fierce and tranquil. Her timbre is gentle, but the lyrics are sang with ample conviction. On, About April, the production also plays a significant role in amplifying Alex's qualities. From the opening guitar, to the warm percussion, the vocals and instrumentation effortlessly work hand-in-hand.
What stood out to me the most, and showed a great deal of professionalism, were Alex's transitions and song structure. There weren't any moments in the track where you felt monotony. The piece continued to keep the listeners' ears active through storytelling, cultivated melodies and varying usage of instruments.
Turn doen the lights, grab a glass, and listen to Ms. Banin: