“You’ll Be Safe Here” by Sehruhtonin

“You’ll Be Safe Here” by Sehruhtonin will fill you with euphoria. Everything about it is ethereal, from the layers of choir-like harmonies to the warm, plucky piano. The lyrics are reassuring and validating. Listening to this song is almost therapeutic. You’ll leave the experience with the hairs on the back of your neck standing up, and a persistent sense of peace.

The piano opens up the track, playing through a sentimental chord progression. The vocals fade in: “Tied, / To the whisper / You held me as I fell.” They’re vague, yet hold infinite moods and intimations. Harmonies cling to the melody gracefully. They really affect the tonality of each chord as well, adding in their own extensions and texture. As the song continues, they become fuller as well, heightening the energy in their own unique way. Eventually, they form a round, which has this busy, controlled chaos effect. Building vocal parts is a fascinating way to give a song dynamic interest because the voice is simultaneously limited and vastly capable. That’s why hearing an amazing choir has such a jaw-dropping effect because using the human voice to craft the entire arc of a song is an amazing feat. 

“You’ll Be Safe Here” is a folk masterpiece. This recording is full of life, triumph, and hope. Sehruhtonin has done a wonderful job of creating a mesmerizing atmosphere with finite instrumentation. If any of this sounds appealing to you, be sure to check her out! She’s definitely an artist to look out for. 

Written by Alyce Lindberg




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