Aussie singer-songwriter, Ashley Iona, claims that the aim of her music is to inspire and make people feel grounded in their own skin. This target becomes evident upon listening to the honest, humbling lyrics on ‘Thunder Come’.
As a classically trained singer, Iona has a wealth of songwriting experience, but ‘Thunder Come’ goes back to basics as an intriguing ambient-pop track that takes on the best parts of simplistic composition for a pure and natural feel.
Iona’s writing of the song coincided with three days of torrential thunderstorms in LA that provided the inspiration for ‘Thunder Come’. Listening to the song shows just how much something as trivial as a thunder storm can influence the creation of a quality song.
The tension rises through the verse, building up to the stunning crescendo of the chorus that welcomes the wild drum beat, reflecting the downpour on both physical and metaphorical levels: ‘Pour down, let me taste the rain, every drop take every care away’.
The track evokes sentiments of starting over, beginning again and washing over what has come before, and as a result, the song feels like a true plea to the heavens for a fresh start. Also, the combination of the calming first verse with the racing, chaotic chorus is not unlike a number of Florence and the Machine's tracks, Florence being someone Ashley names as one of her primary influences.
Ashley's vocals echo gloriously over the rest of the track and prove that she is remastering a sound that has seemingly been forgotten about in the last few years of popular music.
If this is not enough reason for you to go explore some more of Ashley’s music, she has worked studio as the likes of Sia and Christina Perri, and her music has won her an invitation only spot at BMI headquarters for their songwriter’s round.
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Category: Music Reviews
Written by Aliltgela