Andreas Pareli: “Crystal Of Ice” – a tantalizing, mesmeric song

16 Apr 2017 by staff in Reviews
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It’s hard to describe Andreas Pareli or his music without falling prey to many a cliché or hyperbole. The Norwegian artist, who sings as well as plays the piano and guitar, makes movingly sincere ballads, tinged with Latin rhythms. Pareli really deserves and warrants any hype that may surround him. The level of talent displayed is way above what most indie artists in pop music could ever even hope for. Every one of the singles Andreas Pareli has released thus far is amazing, and the balance between vocals and instruments is perfect. His songs don’t sound the same, but they are cohesive and related to one another by way of the soft tones, sweet melodies and gentle rhythms.

Anyone who has lived, loved and lost will be moved when listening to any of Andreas Pareli’s songs. Pareli is a singer-songwriter who doesn’t have to break any musical boundaries to instantly be likable.

He’s a bit folk, a bit pop, and a bit electronic and a bit rock, and these combinations are incredible in the way that he mixes them on any of his tracks. Plus his lyrics seem genuine and his voice is very unique. Those of you who love lyrics…moving, emotional, inspiring and thought provoking lyrics, will welcome Andreas Pareli into your lives.

There isn’t one of his songs which I haven’t connected with, and loved hearing over and over again. And his latest single, “Crystal of Ice”, is no exception. He holds his heart in the palm of his hand and allows us to observe it with him, and because he does, he connects with each listener who has moved through the same life experiences. He truly sings from the soul and with a voice that bids you listen:

“You’re a crystal of ice / You dance like a snowflake in the night / You’re cold as ice / And now it seems you’re out of sight / Like a crystal of ice / You freeze into dreams when I’m asleep / You’re cold as ice / Now dry your tears before I weep”

I don’t know how anyone cannot love this guy’s voice. It is unique and beautiful, and never overstays its welcome. The verses and bridge on “Crystal Of Ice” are captivating and when the chorus breaks in, the groove and chill just gets cooler.

It is such a tantalizing, mesmeric song. For me, it evokes a distant memory of a long lost love – a very powerful song, indeed. Of course Andreas Pareli has an added secret weapon which most indie artists cannot truly count in their artistic weaponry. While most are running around making quick lyric videos with stock footage, Pareli is filming epic videos worthy of major label budgets.

Again, “Crystal Of Ice” is no exception and has Pareli walking and horse-riding across the snow covered Norwegian valleys, and playing a grand piano in a concert hall – all done with sweepingly smooth quality and expertise.  Summing all the aspects of an independent music production, it soon becomes clear that Andreas Pareli has very few independent rivals who can match or better his standards.

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