Eden Rain – Great Nothing

Although done with seemingly minimal elements used, the new release of singer/songwriter Eden Rain has a great impact. Done with a groovy melancholy, the tune puts the finger where it hurts.

Revolving around the topic of the rise and fall of a friendship, the track describes with unexpected clarity what can happen when we’re confronted with rejection, apathy, and carelessness in a relationship of any kind. The truth hurts, and to find out that feelings are not mirrored (anymore) is a pain that goes deep. “Great Nothing” manages to picture this feeling in a very sophisticated way. While there’s a beaten down and sad undertone present, there’s also this groove present that feels like the ongoing evolving process in ourselves that forces us to reflect, to pick ourselves up from the ground, and to continue our lives with pride and dignity. To use what we learned. To make it better next time.

What I love about the tune is that it acknowledges the pain along that special twist called “life lesson”. Some might call this tune a slow groover. They’re absolutely right, it is. But with the general topic at hand, letting the sadness and monotony shine through with the right amount of energy and drive is essential to make the listener feel something. The artist grants an insight into her feelings and experiences, and that’s one of the most valuable things to offer out there.

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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