Into the night by Sweeter than Sorrow: Review
“Into the night” from the first listen feels like Studio Ghibli music, which if you don’t know yet is an Animation studio specializing in Japanese Anime films. When the singer’s voice enters it feels like the opening of a fantasy movie, or video game. His voice is quite haunting and sends chills down my spine. The contrabass is also a very nice touch to each verse. The piano is quite breathtaking, and minimal. The transitions and notes played on the piano have a distinct genre of romanticism in it.
Sweeter than Sorrow’s music reminds me of music of a medieval time, because of the style, it resembles quite a bit. Also, the structure of the music and the vocalist’s tempo with each word reminds me of the band Nightwish.
The song stays true to the artist’s personal instrumentation, cutting it back even further to showcase a dance between the melodic voice and theme piano; it was inspired by the untimely loss of a close family member yet serves as an unexpected declaration of a new beginning into the night. This song is Mattias’s first effort as a solo artist, and it was composed in the summertime of 2021. His singing of “Into the night my darling” is my favorite portion of the song. If you’re in the mood for something to listen to deep into the night while you having some hot chocolate during winter, then this is as good as it gets.
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Photo credits: Alina Wåhlberg
Review by: Damien Reid