|North Flew South for the Winter: an album ten years in the making, totally worth the wait | Posted November 13, 2013
As the Official #1 Fan of Midiboy Music, I have been looking forward to the debut of one:nine for years. This new album is a completely separate project from Midiboy. It’s less pop, more rock – also more piano. It took a decade to make, but it is an album worth waiting for.
North Flew South for the Winter is a true collaborative effort. Although all the music was created by Gregg hard, a dozen artists contributed to the album in terms of lyrics and musical and vocal performances. The result is an album rich with artistic diversity, covering a wide range of experiences, yet with a cohesive feel that ties it all together.
There are so many strong songs in North Flew South that it’s difficult to pick a favorite. Musically, my favorite melodies are “Ruined” and “I Owe It All to You,” but the instrumentation, particularly the piano, is absolutely stunning in “Psalm 51” and “Why.” Lyrically, in my opinion, “My Judas Kiss” stands out as a brilliant mix of gut-wrenching honesty and hauntingly beautiful imagery. And in terms of vocals, Aleena Korell’s performance of “Why” is the capstone of the album’s many amazing songs.
Overall, Midiboy Music has reached new heights of artistic excellence with this album, while continuing to explore the depths of the human heart and experience. It is an album you will want to listen to over and over.
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