Review: Voicecoil – Freefall (Synth Pop)

This review covers the synth pop track Voicecoil – Freefall.

This track was released in 2014 on the album Awakened.

One pretty good element was the piano. It wasn’t a huge part of this track, but it did add a fair bit of interest to the track. The synthetic melody has a sort of 303 feel to it, but I’m not sure if it is a 303 effect added. Still, I thought that added to this track.

Probably my favorite part of the track was the swell of pads, choir voice, and synth string. I thought the build-up was very well done as you can get a sense that there could be an absolutely epic sound coming up. I wished that there was an epic follow-up to those sounds.

The vocals were a major part. The best thing I can say about it is that they have a unique quality to it. Having a sort of unique sound in the vocals can really be half the battle to stand out and this track accomplishes that. The lyrics were pretty good as well. Unfortunately, I’m not sure that, in this case, the vocals made this track a great listen. I see the potential, for sure, but I don’t see it in this particular track. I think part of the problem is that the synth and other sounds have a very soft sound leaning towards ambient. The vocals, on the other hand, have a very heavy presence. As a result, there is a rather subtle mismatch in sound. There’s two ways this track can go: either add weight to the synthetic sounds (and maybe even throw in an electric guitar even) or tone down the vocals. Both, I think, would work quite well for this track.

Still, this track wasn’t bad. Has an excellent couple of build-ups throughout. There are nice piano and synthetic melodies throughout. The vocals, while interesting in their own right, don’t quite match up with the overall sound. So, it was a good track, but nothing too special for me. A passable listening experience.

Score
6.5/10

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