SHAED have recently dropped their impeccable debut album “High Dive.” The album is now available to stream via all major streaming platforms!
“High Dive” is an unbelievable album, filled to the brim with unique sounds and addictive lyrics. It starts off with “Dizzy” – a track really quite trippy. It’s a song that feels quite dream like. Enchanting enough to completely absorb you. A fantastic start to the album as the very first track will just leave you craving for more.
Up next is “Osaka” – an infectious beat that has some truly wonderful bass lines. SHAED have a way of captivating you with their soothing synths and easy to learn lyrics. We had a chat with the band not too long ago where we talked a bit more about “Osaka” in detail, as well as the album in general. If you want to know more about what SHAED had to say about this release, then make sure you go and check it out!
When SHAED first announced that they were releasing their debut album, they dropped “Part Time Psycho” as a single to give music lovers an insight of what is to come. This single is next on the track-list. Once again, the bass can be felt deep in your chest. Would be an incredible anthem to play in front of a crowd. It features the wonderful Two Feet. The harmonies are simply perfection. A feature that was well thought out as the two styles fit perfectly together.
Title track “High Dive” follows. To celebrate the release of the album, the band dropped a special version of the track which features Lewis Del Mar. This feature also follows the news that SHAED has reached a milestone in terms of streams. They have recently reached a mazzive 2 billion streams across all major streaming platforms! A massive number considering that “High Dive” is their first full length album. If that number doesn’t want to make you want to give it a listen, we don’t know what will.
Moving swiftly forward, we move on to unheard tracks that you’re bound to fall in love with. “I Know Nothing” has a sort of disco feel to it that will transport you back to your school days. It has a sense of nostalgia that is so infectious, you’ll want to listen to it over and over again. Don’t spend too long on it however because “Once Upon A Time” is up next. The only way we could best describe this, is that it would make the perfect track to feature on a Disney film. It’s like a fairytale that breaks your heart.
“Colorful” showcases lead singers Chelsea Lee’s stunning vocals beautifully. It has quite a simple instrumentation to it, whilst Chelsea does what she does best over it. The simplicity of the track makes it what it is. It’s so affective and addicting. The most simple tracks tend to be the most powerful. Moving onto “Trampoline” – a track you may recognise as it was released some time ago with the amazing ZAYN. ZAYN adds his delightful voice and the two coincide together like it was meant to be. It’s a genius feature that seemed to come together like it was fate.
“No Way Other” and “Wish We Had Longer” have a similar feel to them. There is a sort of eeriness about them that will keep you captivated. “Visible Woman” takes things down a bit. This track is stunning ballad with beautiful lyrics you can’t help but belt out. You can hear the passion that is sung in every lyric. It’s easy to appreciate and you can’t help but take everything in.
The album draws to a close with “Six In The Morning.” It definitely ends on a high note! It’s another beautiful ballad that begins with a simple, yet remarkable piano melody. Once again, Chelsea shows that she can keep you completely absorbed with her voice and her voice alone. The track draws the whole album together. You can tell that the band spent a good while coming up with the order to give the listener the best possible experience. The first few tracks has an upbeat sound, and they slowly bring that down with every track, ending on a more relaxed tone.
Every song on “High Dive” deserves your attention. There are not many albums that you can listen too from start to finish and fall in love with every single one. With “High Dive,” this is the only way you can listen to it to appreciate it for what it is, before starting at the very top again to see the subtleties that you missed the first time round.
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