UNDER REVIEW: Movements – Feel Something

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ARTIST: MOVEMENTS

TITLE: FEEL SOMETHING

LABEL: FEARLESS RECORDS

RATING: 9/10

There have been some really emotional releases this year. From Sorority Noise to The Smith Street Band, Manchester Orchestra to Mount Eerie, the theme of music this year seems to be dry throats, teary eyes and heavy hearts. Movement’s debut record Feel Something is the latest addition to that list. Not only is it an incredibly impressive effort for a band’s debut, but it is also one of the most emotional, powerfully poetic albums of the year.

Album opener ‘Full Circle’ is a heart-wrenching track reminiscent of ‘I Still Think About Who I Was Last Summer’ by Old Gray. It’s a pretty intense way to start an album, and really lets you know what the next forty minutes of your life are going to be.

Every track that follows sees vocalist Patrick Miranda give a masterclass in the poetry of lyrical writing, behind which guitarist Ira George fills the spaces with dream-like, hypnotic guitarwork that would make the likes of Balance and Composure proud. The topics of depression, and the desire to feel something other than nothing, are handled with the delicate attention of a veteran songwriter, not a band that only formed two years ago.

Feel Something guides you through the highs and lows, and while there is not a single bad track on the album, it finds its soaring heights with tracks ‘Fever Dream’ and ‘Deep Red’, which are utterly captivating.

Feel Something is easily one of the most beautiful pieces of music to come out this year, and unexpectedly brilliant for a band’s debut. If the next album is anywhere near as good as this, Movements are going to go far.

You can listen to the album here:

WORDS: JOSHUA SOUTHERN

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