I’ve always been a sucker for songs that have this ability to just transport you away from the real world and take you somewhere magical. Getting this to happen is incredibly hard but Sydney based musician Lucy Burke seems to manage it easily in her latest cinematically ethereal single Calm Before The Storm.
The best way to describe the track is that it’s like someone took the jazzy cinematic nature of Lana Del Rey’s music and fused it with Florence Welch’s theatricality and mystical performing style, resulting in a distinct sound. The orchestral production is lush with it allowing Burke’s celestial vocal to truly soar over it and create an almost other worldly experience. Then you’ve got the poignant lyrics expressing how we must all, at some point in our lives, embrace the unknown and confront how fears head on to help us grow and become better people as a result of doing so.