INTERCONTINEN7AL - Some Thousand Feet High
INTERCONTINEN7AL pour their heart and soul into the emotionally resonant “Some Thousand Feet High”. The song has a gentle spirit to it. Gestures on here keep things to the absolute essentials. Stylistically it brings into the fray elements of classical, ambient, jazz, and pop in this singular whole. Buildup of the track feels vibrant. Lots of color pops out making sure that the kaleidoscopic approach they take pays off fully. Ensuring that each piece falls right into place there is this sense of wonder for the world, one that has a kindness to it. Parts of the experience feel nearly cinematic.
Nearly silent at the very beginning they allow the song to grow slowly and steady. The guitar work has a jazz-like quality for it has an ease that is doubly refreshing. Even the rhythm section does great work in making sure to keep it all nimble. By far though her voice carries the whole experience along making sure that the love shown towards the world feels fully realized. A balance between the many elements makes sure that it has a delicacy, a sense of peace where it all comes together into this stream of consciousness. Word choice matters for she allows every single moment that right amount of heft to it. Production here shines as there is a glimmering quality to how it merges to become one style methodology for the last moment.
“Some Thousand Feet High” has a grace to it, one that revels in INTERCONTINEN7AL’s storytelling ability.