"Shadow, Honey" by CroissantReview
Out now is the new Croissant single entitled "Shadow, Honey", the follow up to "Winter Days" (which you can also hear on ‘Hot Music Live Presents Volume Nine') and his debut, "Next October"
.Croissant (Ethan Heaselden) is especially happy to be sharing this new song with us & I gather he's been working on it for a while now (this finished version by the way is again mixed by Ian Todd). Very different to his earlier releases, "Shadow, Honey" is magnificent: something one might say he's been working towards.
Moving on from introspection to a much more gregarious approach, the song is the first to really sound more like a band performance than that of a solo artist. I loved the rich tones the partnership have come up with: guitar, bass, keyboards & drums all benefit from this, though despite this opulence, they do not overpower the vocals. These dance confidently on the top of the mix, all adding to the groove which characterises the whole. This sounds like a musician confidently strutting his vision.
I had thought that Ethan was an artist of great potential already, and here he is with a very friendly track for radio & hopefully live rendition. It should, if picked up, broaden his audience nicely. It's a mature song in terms of both musicality & lyrics & oozes authenticity and verity (both title & tone brought to mind aspects of the Jesus & Mary Chain). You can also (I think as I'm far from an expert in this direction), dance to it…..