Having just been signed to Sony Music UK, Amber Run are set for a big year. Their new track ‘Spark’ is a glorious piece of music set for release on April 20th.
Joshua Koegh’s pure and faultless vocals alongside a growing musical build, captivates listeners from the offset. Sparkling pianos and muted guitars are mixed with moving strings to create a delightful ambience within the record which finally breaks free into screaming guitar licks, chaotic drums and large electronic synth sounds giving the song a new found energy.
Elements of ‘The Killers’ (especially during the motif line ‘Let The Light In’) and Coldplay are undeniable, however magnificent harmonies give Amber Run their slightly folkier edge. Despite a rushed ending (hopefully due to the radio edit), Amber Run’s unique song structures, killer dynamics and evocative lyrics are signs of genius pop-cultured song writing which leaves little doubt as to why they have been signed by a major record label.