Daniel Fin - By the Ears
Daniel Fin opts for an intimate introspective piece of folk pop on the kindhearted “By the Ears”. Things have a fragility to them from the acoustic pluck of the guitar to the gentle, easy-going drums that help to cement the sound. By far though his voice conveys multitudes for he sings with a distinct earnestness. Every verse neatly builds off the last in a way that helps the overall narrative move forward. Word choice proves to be profound for theirs is a delicate mixture, with each moment considered with care.
Nimble guitar work sets the tone for what follows – warm and welcoming. His voice has a lived-in quality to it, for he chooses the lyrics with the utmost of care. Additional elements filter into the fray ensuring that there is a balance to the way it all comes together. The communal presence of the piece proves to be a true joy. Rhythms have a leisurely pace for the main goal is to take it slow yet steady, making sure it all falls into place in the best way possible. With this celebration of togetherness every detail becomes essential. Little flourishes of the keyboard whisk their way into the atmosphere making sure that the melodies have a suspended, soothing quality to them. For the finale there is a swinging sensibility one whose profound nature helps to tie the whole of the work together.
“By the Ears” shows off the uncanny ability of Daniel Fin to craft an entire aural universe that is distinctly his own.