- Release Date 2014-08-04
- Label Silk Music
- Catalog SILKRL067
Rising British talent AWD has experienced a breakthrough year, with radio support from the likes of Chicane and BT. For his second contribution to our imprint, he offers an adrenalin-fueled interpretation. The track jumps out of the gate with a layered bassline, soaring chord progression, and poignant piano arpeggio. Meanwhile, Richard J Aarden's sensitive and soothing voice echoes above. The vocalist is offered a full solo in the main break, where the heartfelt lyrics are especially moving. The drop to follow is flat-out explosive.
Russian veteran Gregory Esayan, a sensational progressive artist who has contributed to various Silk divisions in recent years, offers a more chilled mix. Acoustic guitar and percussion, coupled with Richard's wonderful vocal, are featured in the introduction of the song. At the quarter turn, a more up-tempo groove emerges, as well as a variety of ethereal vocal stabs. The main break is breathtaking, as Richard's titular vocal hook, "Keep it afloat," soars above a sun-soaked soundscape.