‘Holding My Breath’ is the latest unofficial EP release from folk musician Kyle Riabko.
Kyle, who co-created and led successful West End show ‘Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined’ in London’s Criterion Theatre last year, has now released five of his own carefully crafted tracks, all recorded in his own living room.
The title track sets the tone with its sun-kissed sound contrasting with its insightful lyric content, similar to the sweet-spirited ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’.
The sweet soulful sound continues in ‘She’s Coming Home’, beautifully portrayed through close harmonies and intricate guitar work. ‘Getting In The Way/Up And Down’ showcases Kyle’s innovative creativity to blend tracks; beginning with harmonies as close as Crosby, Stills and Nash, the music ends up morphing into a somewhat electronic tone by the end.
Kyle takes on a more Johnny Cash narrative with ‘The Greatest Show I’ve Ever Seen’, telling a tale of a young boy’s ambition, delicate guitar riffs interspersed with Kyle’s velvet vocals make this one an atmospheric listen.
‘Who Knows’ is my favourite of the five, it’s quiet and powerful, demanding the listener’s attention. The lyric content is simple and superb; asking rhetorical questions to one’s self about your life decisions and the act of relinquishing control over the impossible.
The future looks bright for modern inventive Kyle Riabko, and no doubt his work will be taking him back to London stages again soon.
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