‘Tonight’ is the latest single from New Zealander-Cypriot singer-songwriter, Kyriakos Gabriel Varnava, for those that feel that they have been left in isolation with disappointment and broken promises recently, they are sure to find resonance in the artfully intimate indie single.
For this single (his fourth release overall), Kyriakos Gabriel Varnava orchestrated an alt-folk ballad that reaches the listener through the darkness of unkept promises. ‘Tonight’ perfectly captures the self-apathy which resonates late at night when the mind decides to replay everything that will lead into despair.
‘Tonight’ may have been their first love ballad, but it exhibits an uninhibited song writing style which doesn’t fail to draw the listener into the relatability of their music. It becomes so much more than just listening to one man’s account of suffering, through the lack of vocal and lyrical restraint, the listener experiences a call for connection which allowing this single to run through answers.
Wistful emotion resounds within the glassy distorted classical guitar progressions, art-rock keys and Kyriakos Gabriel Varnava’s vocals which transition from low reverberant quiescence to arresting highs in turn with the progressive instrumentals.
Producer, Ant Tarrant, left a nuanced bedroom-indie feel to the soundscape, inviting the listener into the same room where the inspiration for Tonight struck. Any fans of Kaz Hawkins, RY X, Anathema and Radiohead will want Kyriakos Gabriel Varnava’s name on their radar – especially with the promise of a forthcoming debut EP.
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