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First Play Friday // ‘The Absence of You’ – The Islas

In case you missed it, I started a NEW series on the blog a few weeks ago where I show off a new – or upcoming- release I’ve been listening to.

Previous tracks include ‘I Did It To Myself’ by Dakota Jones, ‘Powerhouse’ by Stranger Girl, ‘Safe Bet’ by Cucamaras and ‘Fall Away’ by Rowdy Outsider.

For the fifth post of the series, I’m spotlighting ‘The Absence of You’ by The Islas. The Norwich four-piece show off their indie sound with a track that’s full of upbeat rhythms, sharp melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

From the opening line, lead vocalist Nathan Baverstock’s captivating vocal takes the listener through the downfall of a long-term relationship.

Regarding the track, Baverstock says “it is not really a love-sick song about wanting someone back, just the sensation of feeling empty and realising that that chapter of your life has gone”.

The track is an emotion driven indie crowd pleaser, a combination of thoughtful lyrics and catchy, vibrant melody you can’t help but be drawn to.

‘The Absence of You’ is a track about losing someone you love and – in turn – losing a bit of yourself along the way. We might not all have been through a break up – if you’re like me, you’re lucky if you get a text back! – but I think we’ve all had a point where we’ve lost ourselves which this song communicates well. Although this song comes from bad feelings, I have a good feeling about this band and I’m looking forward to what they do next.

© The Islas, 2021.

The track ‘The Absence of You’ is available to stream on Spotify.

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**This track was sent to me via LPR. I was not instructed to review this track & all thoughts on it are my own.

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