Nicholas Albrook ‘Whispers of Beauty’
Years and years of music followship and envy has taught me that Nicholas Albrook is a ball of talent and a master with his words and dynamic guitar skills. With his hands dabbled in several musical parts (Pond, Albrook/Avery, Tame Impala, Mink Mussel Creek), he finds himself reaching for another.
Most members have stepped out from the limelight as a band and stepped into one of their own, the Smiths has done it with Morrissey, Eric Clapton with Cream and even John Lennon with the Beatles. Some with the best of results, others dismissed at first thought. In his first appearance as Nicholas Albrook, he isn’t seen as a well-sliced chunk from his previous works but a single standing artist with a point to prove.
When artist write albums on their own, there is a certain element of autobiography and reflective thoughts hanging in the air, the new single ‘Whispers of Beauty’ is Nicholas looking at the world through clearer eyes and knocking people off their hand-crafted pedestals of self-thought. “Somewhere in between, I found love with a broken dream, Whispers of beauty, I barely heard and barely seen”, showcases his lyric-waxing prowess with an iron willed desire to express. The rhythm section is less agreeable and carries an irresolute stance with less gutsy moves to show for. But really if you are taking in a fairly-biased Nich Albrook appreciation post, his voice should be the tip of a cardinal point.
If you’re still not convinced, you can listen/download it for free here.
Words by Darren Ng