Legendary musicians “UPSIDE OF MAYBE” returns this month with yet another beautifully atmospheric banger. This track “All Who Wander Are Not Lost” hits full speed fast; you’re fairly instantly thrown into the spiraling chaos of the soundscape, and it only gets more intense from here on in.
This latest release is everything we quickly fell for about UPSIDE OF MAYBE’s artistry fuses so brilliantly with this musically heavy, classic sort of sound; all of which strikes hard from the offset, and echoes around in your head for the remainder of the piece. The artist’s lyricism is in the form in this case; the flow is somewhat relentless, at times making you feel the need to press pause and head back to catch a few more words – something you’re likely to refuse to do until it’s over, for fear of missing a moment of the action. It’s all over in less than five minutes, but the whirlwind of sounds and ideas expressed makes it feel like something much bigger just happened
The story unfolds faster than ever, surrounding you in moments and movements and ideas and skits. The musical backdrop to this piece has a world of character in itself, then you weave UPSIDE OF MAYBE’s vocal power through it, and this immense array of theatrical magic just pours out. Nobody else makes music quite like this. The sound is motivational, to say the least; it gets you geared up and ready to go – to wherever it is that the lyricism and the performance decide to take you. And alongside all of this, you get those ever-faithful yet subtle snippets of realness and feeling.
There’s never any question as to the level of creativity that shines through in the music of these amazing souls. The production is immaculate, as is always the case, so the only thing to really be considered is the effectiveness of the scene and the sound, at which point you realize there is really nothing here to consider or question at all. The music fills every void as you listen. Effective is an understatement, and once again you realize why it is that you return to the World Of UPSIDE OF MAYBE sound, again and again.
“All Who Wander Are Not Lost” is an incredibly intense piece of music, flawlessly designed, with a final polish and shine that leaves nothing else whatsoever to be desired. Over four minutes of musical, roller-coaster-like intensity, with well-placed moments of peace, and a lasting feeling of bliss after you’ve listened. Listen loud.