Embark on a captivating musical journey as you delve into the mesmerizing depths of Daniel de Boer’s album, “Out of Shadows.” With nine tracks that weave together an eclectic mix of cultures and styles, this record is a testament to de Boer’s talent as a bassist and singer.
The album opens with “Fly Away,” a track that instantly grabs your attention with its infectious rhythms and soul-stirring melodies. De Boer’s rich vocals with a tender, thick timbre take center stage, drawing you into a world of musical exploration as they range in different pitches and surprise you with uncertainty and unpredictability.
As you venture further into the album, you encounter the third track, “Don’t Hold the Line.” This powerful song delves into the theme of relinquishing a relationship. Boer sings a ballad of realization in downtempo, cutting each line with emotional depth.
Another exemplary track, which is also the album’s title track, “Out of Shadows,” emerges as the centerpiece of this sonic odyssey with unique elements and cultural aspects tied to Boer’s roots. The inclusion of instruments like the oud, diatonic accordion, oriental percussion, and lyra adds a unique and powerful sound to the album, reflecting the diverse cultural influences present in de Boer’s music.
As you reach the final track across the cinematic album, “Remember,” it hits you with a sense of reflection, and introspection takes hold. The music suspends slow and the suspense lingers and slowly dissipates. It serves as a reminder of the album’s overarching theme of Boer’s Dutch roots. So listen to “Out of Shadows” by Daniel de Boer to refresh your mind and be transported to different cultures and settings.
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Review By: Naomi Joan