Nature’s place in music is not only remarkable – it’s inescapable. Sure, plenty of bands name themselves or their songs after weather, animals, and other environmental innuendos as common points of reference. The truly timeless examples however, draw from the use of literal and organic noises of the wild. Take The Doors’ tempestuous use of a thunderstorm in “Riders On The Storm“, or The Who’s use of theatrical rain in “Love Reign O’er Me.” Earthly soundbites make these songs more accessible to listeners by giving them a prevalent source of realistic drama. Add physical instruments and era-defining voices like Jim Morrison or Pete Townshend into the mix, and you have yourself all the ingredients of an epic.
Sensi Sye utilizes mother nature’s natural melody as less of a suspenseful spark plug and more of an alleviating breath of fresh air. Quaint raindrops ease the soul as a light electronic keyboard slowly maneuver’s through the surrounding precipitation. Boomb bap beats and a short verse of high distorted vocals detracts from “Don’t Be Shy’s” raw feel, but it still remains fluffy enough to keep the song comfortable. In true Thoreau/Emerson fashion, it takes a reflective transcendentalist and to sincerely appreciate this Dutch artist’s natural construction.