Song of the week: Down

Song of the week: Down

Alia Carlton

“The Music Man” inspired duo Jeremy Lloyd and Samantha Gongol to create their unique stage name, Marian Hill. The theatrical qualities of their music are in line with their inspirations, and “Down” is no different.

The track opens with a piano melody reminiscent of “La La Land,” and it fits in with the minimalist approach that various musicians are taking with their work in the early months of 2017. “Down” slowly forays into an emphatic electronic beat that does anything but detract from the haunting tones of Gongol’s vocals.

Artists should follow the minimalist trend for the rest of 2017, as it gives vocalists and producers the opportunity to be highlighted and take the credit they deserve.

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