Circle The Earth is already a favorite new discovery for 2022. The group features a stunning mixture of Rock and Pop elements as they bring their latest release “Diamonds” to center stage…exactly where it belongs.
Consisting of members Khadia Handon (vocals), Kazuki Tokaji (guitar), Michael McBay (bass), Sandro Feliciano (drums) and Sandy Chao Wang (keyboards), Circle The Earth take you on a wild ride.
Khadia’s vocals have a crystal clarity to them, for they way they switch off feels effortless. Lyricism proves to be of the essence of the work, with its observational stance well thought out and executed. Everything here is about the delicacy, the way that the layers interact to create this blissed-out vibe. By incorporating different styles within the sound the piece proves to be completely unpredictable in the best way possible.
The collage-like exploration draws a bit from the laid-back charm of the early aughts. There is a solid usage of playful yet strong lyricism which features elements of an inner monologue-like style.
The groove in the song has a distinct elasticity to them, making sure to confound listener expectations. Lots of warmth helps to tie the piece together, adding upon their already impressive breath of work. Quite easy to get lost in, the patterns are downright beautiful to behold. By holding true to this epic journey, the song evolves in rather stately ways. The song gradually comes to a close in a way that feels soulful.
Circle The Earth is diverse in every which way possible. Founder and bassist Michael McBay had a vision of creating a truly international band. With the help of DC’s Khadia Handon, Japan’s Kazuki Tokaji, Brazil’s Sandro Feliciano and Taiwan’s Sandy Chao Wang, the group proves to be an unstoppable force.
Circle The Earth have been working with acclaimed producers Jim McGorman (Avril Lavigne, Goo Goo Dolls, New Radicals), Mikal Blue (One Republic, Colbie Caillat), and songwriters Una Jensen and Sean Gould, which further adds to their impressive repertoire.
“Diamonds” has a delicate balance, one that has a prettiness to it, that revels in the exquisite storytelling of Circle The Earth. Are you ready for more?
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