Review ‘Away we go’ on Queen City Sounds and Art

Review written by Queen City Sounds an Art

“Away we go” by Noukko is an Invitation to Following Serendipity Into a More Fun and Fulfilling Life

“Away we go” by Noukko is initially a summery, light pop saunter into serendipitous encounters and experiences. And its rhythmic structure is similarly loose yet coherent as is the melody. It feels very spontaneous and off the cuff and that’s what draws you in aside from the chill melody and Noukko’s bright and breathily soulful vocals. The mix of organic sounds and the electronic give the song a sound like it could have been made forty years ago or in someone’s bedroom studio today. There is a bit of library music vibe here too like it’s a song made for other potential uses whether for a soundtrack, a business seminar, a hipper than average commercial. When the song speeds up a little after the two minute mark it feels as though you enter into a fast forward mode too as the rest of the song trained your ear for its languid pace. All in all it’s an unconventional pop song with the trappings of a downtempo lounge composition. Throughout the song there seems to be an implied suggestion to set aside the logical mind and embrace the spontaneity most people lose when they reach adulthood. It is the musical equivalent of Melanie Griffith’s character in Something Wild. Watch the video below on YouTube and follow Noukko at the links provided.

“Away we go” by Noukko is an Invitation to Following Serendipity Into a More Fun and Fulfilling Life

Review ‘Just there’ on comeherefloyd

Review written by Comeherefloyd

Anouk Kool is NOUKKO. The Netherlands based artist is well, an artist. She frames and paints through her videos and song lyrics. She’s a particular charge of electrons, weaving through this life, picking leaves from the tree of life, for her collection of journal albums. And in her single ‘Just There’, that patronage to that sometimes hard to consume and ultra-personal declaration, comes through in spades. The calm of her presentation of being boxed-in, is in itself a freeing exercise. “I’m always surprised with ‘whatever happens’ has to offer me,” NOUKKO explained. “In the song I’m wondering why (in popular culture) this is never enough; things have to be processed and processed and processed by the best of every discipline until they are considered ready… I don’t believe in singer-songwriter as a genre. And it shouldn’t be a ‘rule’ that in every serious production the-best-of-the-best is actually required. So this is basically what the song is about: sometimes it’s right in front of you and it can be enough. All you have to do is notice it.” NOUKKO is her work of surprises and dynamic under-tones. And that’s plenty special.

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