Cultivating great musical taste

Song of the Day: Endless Skies by VNV Nation

I haven’t listened to VNV Nation often, but when I do I always go to this song, Endless Skies. I’m not sure what it is but there’s something truly enthralling about it.

His voice is so haunting and while it seems almost indifferent at the beginning there is a steady injection of emotion. It’s one of those tracks that builds up and up until it tails off at the end, infusing the song with that extra bit of emotion that causes it to catch on your heart and not let go.

The simple nature of the song is its greatest strengths, there is nothing flashy about it. No cheesy synths added to the vocals to cover up a weakness, no speedily played drums, guitars or keyboard to distract from the seemingly authentic lyrics and the heartfelt performance.

It is absolutely amazing, I love that it doesn’t jump straight to the drama, I love that as a listener you become invested in the song, I love that you get immersed and taken on a journey almost without realising.

It’s so calm but at the same time there is an underlying turmoil. It’s a beautiful track, and it’s no wonder I keep going back to it.

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