Emily Henry – The Sound

Just a little bit bluesy, Vodka newcomer Emily Henry’s wonderful The Sound suffers just a tiny bit from some instrumental over-production, particularly later on in the track (somewhere around 1:58). It wasn’t bad enough that it meant that I could forgo reviewing this little gem, however. I’m always a little put off when the music is pushed too far forward or too loud in the mix. That’s what volume controls are for, but luckily Emily Henry’s vocals are strong and shine through clearly, so she gets a pass-this time anyway.

Lyrically, The Sound is all about “taking joy where you can find it”, and we have never needed to do that more than right now in this moment in history. To illustrate the lyric, the video portrays the protagonist as a spy waiting for a message in her hotel room. She explores her emotions while she waits: 

“We’re alone now – nobody knows
See the stormclouds growing close
We should leave now – or we could stay
Nobody’s waiting on us – let it rain”

There’s an internal tug of war going on as she ponders her options.

While I’ve taken a little jab at the music levels, the tune here has a great melody and hook. It sticks with you after a listen, and plays in your head well. 

You can find more information on Emily Henry by heading up to her website which is nicely formatted and contains all of the links you require. There’s not much music available yet, but the streaming links have everything that is available, and let’s hope there is more coming soon!

Check out an indie-pop artist who has great potential for future growth! Check out Emily Henry now and watch for more from her in the future!

Note: Unfortunately, we are still dealing with Covid 19. The variants are making a comeback, which means that the livelihoods of artists like Emily Henry and many others are still threatened. If your situation allows it, consider purchasing more in these tough times. Please, if you are physically able to do so, get the vaccine! –Vodka