It was inside the O2 that I heard Moro’s music for the first time. In a small lounge area, a few minutes before a networking event, the duo took to the stage to perform songs from their debut release, 2. As I watched on, I was intrigued by their laid-back, mellow style. One track which stuck out in particular, was Make This One.
It begins with light piano chords, which create this wonderful ambience for listeners to focus on the lyrics. Rose’s vocals are soft and calm, with hints of Aluna George, Laura Mvula and Izzy Bizu. That’s not to mention the melody in the line ‘stare into space there’s nothing to see‘ which may remind some listeners of a tune from Disclosure’s Latch. It’s this whole stripped-back style which is proving popular in the music industry at the moment, and Moro offer a refreshing take on it.
Then there’s the backing instrumentals provided by Rose’s brother, Tom, which complement each other perfectly. As the track progresses, the piano blends with a bouncy, almost calypso-like rhythm and plucky guitar. We hear a stylish guitar solo before the song is brought to a satisfying conclusion. It’s a track full of smooth, relaxing vibes, and makes for perfect listening at a time when dance anthems are making their way out, and calmer songs take their place.
Make This One is taken from their debut release, 2, which can be downloaded for free via. Moro’s Soundcloud, here.
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