Skytown – Outshine the Sun


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Skytown have just released their debut album ‘Outshine the Sun’ and after hearing the song ‘Belly of a Whale’ I had high expectations. This release was not what I expected, actually it was much more and in a good way. It offers so much thanks to some interesting and impressive song writing.

First of all, the music. It provides so many different styles of sound and energy even though it is built on an acoustic foundation. Some songs will have a softer feel while others will have you tapping your feet to its infectious beats. This band must have a good understanding of each other, as the way they each play their part seems to effortlessly interweave to help give this album its killer sound. As much as I like the music that these guys provide, it’s the lyrical content that has impressed me the most. They can deliver deep and reflecting lyrics with songs like ‘Through Circles’ but then they can offer you a light hearted humorous song about drinking called ‘Drove me to Drink’. Every time I listen to their lyrics I discover something new, for me this is a great quality. Those words would not sound so good if it was not for a great vocal display. Throughout the album, the way each song is delivered has a likeable tone which has a natural charm about it. I think this is something that will help to win over new fans.

Now to the part where I choose the songs which stood out for me. I have to choose ‘Belly of a Whale’ as it is the first song I heard which made me the fan I am today. Another song that stands out is ‘Concerned’ which showcases the more detailed lyrics with an underlining emotional tone. My personal favourite is the song ‘Prize Fighter’ which again shows off the bands lyrical content but also has the best overall sound provided by the guys.

Overall, this is a clever release that offers a lot more than you first realise as there is some great song writing at work here. I highly recommend that you head over to their Bandcamp site (click HERE) to listen to the album in full and if you like it as much as me then you can purchase it while you are there.

Even though the guys have just released their debut album I am already waiting for more music from them. From speaking to the guys and listening to their music, I feel that there is so much more that they have to offer. I can’t wait to hear it when they do.

If you want to find out more about Skytown including gigs and future releases then check them out at Alternatively, you can check them out at their social media sites at Facebook and Twitter.

As always, I want to remind you all that independent music needs support to help it grow. If you are fans, then it is your duty to show your support by purchasing the music, going to gigs and helping to spread the word about the music that matters to you. Hopefully this now includes the music by Skytown, so go on and help spread the word today!

  •   September 25th, 2015

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