His His releases seven song EP titled ‘Garden Songs.’
‘Garden Songs’ is the debut EP by Toronto-based singer songwriter, Aiden Belo, who goes by the artist name ‘His His’. Comprised of seven songs all containing melancholic guitar melodies and gentle vocals, there is an overriding sense of nostalgia which emerges throughout the album.
Sweet Company is the second song on the EP, it’s bright and happy tone creates a pleasant listening experience. Belo’s vocal softness and pleasant tone creates an easy listen, coinciding with the EPs title ‘Garden Songs’ as it is easy to imagine listening to this on a warm summers evening in a garden. The song is reasonably simple in terms of musical structure and the layering of instruments which creates an intimate and calm feel to the song.
Home, Home is another song of the EP. Its gentle guitar melody is comparable to that of a lullaby – easing you into a relaxation. Lyrically it has relatively mundane lyrics which perfectly suits the name of the song, capturing the essence of home. Despite being a completely different sound and style of artist, many of Below’s lyrics and similar to that of artist Phoebe Bridges, in their simplicity and commentary of everyday tasks and thoughts.
The EP Garden Songs creates a strong atmosphere of a calm summer evening, something each song is able to effectively capture. The album holds a strong sense of peace and is arguably comparable to the early work of artists such as Ben Howard and Matt Maltese in its creation of something unique and powerful whilst remaining simplistic and raw. The EP holds a natural continuity between songs whilst still ensuring each song is strong enough to be a stand alone single. His His has created a serene and relaxed EP which effectively engages the listeners imagination to envision stories and visuals within his music.
By: Ella Staton