Melos by Wednesday Campanella
KOM_I’s voice is heavenly throughout, sometime parallel to the calming tones of the guitar, piano or string sections, and sometimes in stark ontrast to the percussion taking centre stage or the dance music drops. The mastering is beautiful too (at least the iTunes single version), with each piece of the percussion section sounding like they are inches from your ears.
I wasn’t a close follower of music in 2017, and even less-so for the music out of Japan, however Wednesday Campanella’s output this year has hit me so defiantly and earnestly, with Melos being the crown jewel that, on some days, has been the sole reason I got the energy to get up in the morning.
I really hope people check it out. The music video only has 700k views, despite being stunningly choreographed and edited, featuring an entire cavalry of horses, all filmed on location in Mongolia. I love how every one of their music videos ends with credit given to the crew that make their songs and videos happen.
I’ve been very ill and stressed this past month so I only got around to truly thinking about these awards this weekend.