Claire Bigley – Bonnie’s Song

The songs of creative soul Claire Bigley always have a special ingredient attached to them. It’s a special kind of evolving vibe that often starts with a single note, a lonely thought in a void that needs to be filled with meaning and substance. As the tune progresses, the void is pushed back and filled with life.

With her new release called “Bonnie’s Song”, it’s no different. Inspired by her mother, the tune starts very defensive and shy, like little sparks of moments in time that are remembered. As those crystalline flickering lights condense in not just single thoughts but sceneries over time, the track gains momentum and texture, offering insight into the emotional world that lies behind the tune. This is a vital component of the tune since it’s a slow burner meant to let you feel something on your terms instead of dictating what to think about it.

And this fact is one of the things that make the works of Bigley so meaningful for me. It’s not about pleasing anybody. Some passages are not so well-rounded, guided by feeling and emotion rather than musical construct – but that’s exactly the point of the track. It pictures life itself, it shows you how memories are kept in a very honest emotional way. “Bonnie’s Song” is nothing for the daily pop playlist you consume on your way to work. This song asks for just one favor: to really listen. To focus on the melodies. Only then you’ll see the whole beauty of what is offered.

Florian Maier

Owner of kms reviews. Drummer. Sound explorer. Music enthusiast. Critic. Writer. Husband. Father. All stacked up in 1.88 m, 84 kg.
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