Drawing inspiration from some of the top Neo-Classical composers today, Meg Blumberg reaches deep with her new single, “Wading.” A warm piano that’s as gentile as it is full of presence plays pensive melodies that come from the heart. The rhythms varies often between motive eighth notes, syncopation, and resonant long tones, giving the composition a feeling of improvisation and sincerity that can’t be put down on paper without losing some of its effect. A small string section adds some atmosphere and body to the recording, filling in the gaps and surrounding the listener in a sea of tranquility and reflection that cleanses the soul like the sea. Words can only do so much for music of this variety, so take a listen and see what waters you’ll wade in this morning.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Influenced by the likes of Dustin O’Halloran, Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter and other neo-classical giants, Meg’s piano compositions are truly a blend of old and new. Her style is deliberate and visceral, weaving rich narratives through measured shifts in movement and dynamics. She oftentimes implements a melody-driven discipline in composition, whereby the central theme of a piece takes an unrivaled lead and establishes the character or mood with which to build around. This is not to say that Meg’s work is minimalist; she isn’t afraid to take a piece somewhere unexpected or furnish it with complementary layers. Rather, she doesn’t let harmony or instrumentation overshadow the main communication of her work, which is to be found in the melody.
In addition to Nocturnal Blue, she also released singles Marks and Flightless in 2017. She is currently working on her first EP, which is expected to be released later in 2018.
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