There is something in the water. This is a popular saying, and Carley Varley is another artist who reinforces that belief. The theory being, so much talent comes from that place that it might be a supernatural happening. Blending eras of music together that inspired her, Carley inspires others now. With unique idiosyncrasies, you won’t be able to find an artist with such an inspired sound. This is her single, Somehow I’m Alive.
Tones of Linkin Park are clearly heard in her sound. This song opens with a wave of flowing synth, which elevates Carley’s voice. Her transition flow might be simple, but her inspirations make some unique changes in the overall sound. The rhythm section becomes fascinating and intense due to the percussion work, and her voice offsetting that. With truth and pitch perfect poetry falling in place, this song is heavenly. It channelizes a musician’s fears, as a person, and expression through the outlet that is her passion. It is an emotional number, and the chorus proves that she flows against the river. With cool riffs, her modulation in tone becomes strong with the aggression. It is a cut clean transition, something that breaks the flow and reflects the lyrical gravitas.
I could see this song in episodes of Scrubs & maybe the feature film Sweet Home Alabama. Her clear vocal delivery and well crafted lyrics flowing with the rhythm make it for an exciting listen. You can follow Carley Varley on Spotify for more music, and new twists in her music library. Honest Conflict and Fall are must listens!