Scottish musician DEWAR stands out with her latest album, “Rudiment.” Fusing influences from the likes of P!nk, Evanescence, and Imagine Dragons, this album captivates with lush melodies, contemplative lyrics, and soulful vocals.
The opening track, “Alone Again,” opens up with glimmering melodies. The singer’s sonorous vocals drip with melancholy while she conveys her unease and despondent loneliness.
The standout track and single, blues-rock-infused “Influence,” is a sensational hit with DEWAR’s vocals sultrier than ever. It’s catchy as it builds in the verses and climaxes with soaring choruses. Her soaring range keeps a whispery and airy singing style. The catchy, crunchy guitar riffs and sultry vocals create a compelling sonic landscape. The lyrics delve into the intoxicating power someone can have over us, capturing the essence of being under another’s influence.
The album’s final track, “This Chapter,” is quite dynamic for its hooky verses that explode in the chorus. The driving guitars give way to moments of tranquillity, creating a musical rollercoaster. DEWAR’s soulful vocals shine here, displaying an effortlessly flexible range that adds layers of emotion to the song’s narrative.
DEWAR raw’s and honest approach to songwriting allows listeners to connect with the artist on a personal level. To top it off, the sensation also has a music video for “Influence” adds a visual layer of artistry. With excellent filmography set in an abandoned lodging, she symbolizes a detrimental relationship she had been in. Definitely check it out when you are not jamming to her album.
Review By: Naomi Joan