“worlds away” originally by Lil Peep and cover by “The Sener” is a song that brings a sort of classic, rock-inspired style of songwriting and performance, and fuses it with a brilliantly appropriate, addictively rhythmic, circus-like folk-rock backbone.
The track undoubtedly has a very raw and organic sound to the recording, which, in all honesty, makes it all the more accessible and relevant. Among other things, it gives you plenty of space within which to really soak up that melody line and to try to grasp the array of unusual and utterly original lyrics and the ideas at which they are pointing. There’s poetry in these lyrics, and the reflective nature of the lines and the thoughts expressed has a certain freshness to it that is not often heard in a lot of modern music.
You can hear a range of vocal vibes in the song that make you really appreciate this kind of cover song in general. Lil Peep came to mind a couple of times – the songwriting that captures your heart, the chorus section that holds you in its warm arms, and of course the alternative, hugely expressive performance of instruments and added effects; not to mention the thought-provoking lyricism. There is a lot to appreciate about these few minutes of music, and the lasting effect of this is that you’re likely to come back and listen to it several times – probably seeking out more music from The Senersoon afterward.
The song is soaked in a fresh and creatively free sort of rock cover originality. One of the very first things you’ll notice about it is the sheer sense of character and individuality that is expressed with every moment. The track has, at times, the feeling of being a vintage classic – the theme tune to some 20th-century power clip – yet at other times, there’s a far more now sound to it, perhaps even a little like the backdrop to an upcoming Bond moment. It’s exciting, and as mentioned, the whole project is creatively free and completely unpredictable, which is something so valuable in itself.
The way that “worlds away” has been crafted by “The Sener”, performed and produced, really brings out the peace and simplicity of the riffs and the melodies, so what you find yourself focusing on is each individual element – not least of all the unusual and memorable lyrics. The structure of the piece has also been quite cleverly built up, so there are many different sections within just a few minutes of music. It feels like something big is unfolding as you listen, something with many scenes and scenarios, some of which are merely hinted at and left for the imagination to conjure up. What’s more, the leading vocal has such a classic and warm sort of depth and tone to it, that the result is a massively unexpected and somewhat epic work of art, particularly with the later addition of harmonies.