The year has barely begun, yet this precious little gem by Platonic Scale looks set to become the song of the year 2016 for me. Building up from a slightly melancholic setting the melody blossoms to deliver a hopeful jolt. All the more impressive is that through well-chosen words the writer is giving the listener something to ponder.
It’s quite difficult to deliver a profound spiritual message in an unassuming, playful way, yet this is exactly what Alla and Platonic Scale are doing here. Backed by beautifully paced music, Alla’s voice goes from dreamy to provocative, ultimately reaching an uplifting climax. This is a well written song, in all the ways that a song can be well written.
Oh, and did I say that this cute – and in the same time deceptively intense – video does it justice as well?
“‘Cause there’s stardust in our bones
And there’s music in these stones
And there’re stories in the sea
And so much more we can learn to be”
You can listen to the song for free, in good quality, on BandCamp, which is one of the best websites when it comes to supporting artists. You can also purchase the song (or the EP) from this same location. And in case you’re wondering, yes, I did purchase Platonic Scale’s EP :).
YouTube version (decent quality, and the pretty video too):
For Spotify Users (high quality):
For Deezer Users (high quality):
The entire EP, including “Stardust”, on SoundCloud: