The Dark Crooner strikes hard and first and this time round he did not miss the target as he comes to us as a fortune teller with his melodic sign predicting what will happen in the future. This is a transcendental souvenir packaged in 6 tuneful and exceptionally entertaining, and equally educative melodies. Delivered in his signature powerful vocals, and having the backing of virtuosic choir vocals and complemented by the mind-boggling blend of guitars, electric guitars, keyboard instruments such as the piano, harmonica, saxophone, bass and percussive drums to create a euphoric melody that is calibrated by a wide array of lyrical subjects from political, economic, societal and environmental lyrical content all delivered with his insightful and genuinely energetic and passionate performance is why you can never get enough of this stupendous EP “Auguries”. What you will witness by listening to this melodic explosion is the future of the human race all packaged in one simple and ingenious choral arrangement by a man who carries with himself the authenticity of experience and the swagger of an industrial titan.
“Mister Fear” is the powerful fear that haunted us ever since we were young, this incessant powerful fear that grows with us casting its humongous shadow on our daily lives- this melody gets off to a vocal narration with his powerful and commanding film voice, “Hello everybody, I am your best friend, whatever your age, I’m by your side, my name is Fear, Mister Fear! Let me tell you a story…” this is followed by a shimmering harmonic lead guitar that is blended perfectly with the piano and keyboard, bass, drums and the addition of saxophone at some point in this intoxicating tuneful melody advances it up to a full-scale orchestra. The backing choir singing with their virtuosic angelic vocals creates a symphony taking your whole body mind and soul to another realm. “No No No” is a revolutionary evocative tune with a powerful political message against the powerful oppressors who think they can take everything away from us. It starts to a hypnotic start with the harmony emanating from the grand piano being echoed with an intensive and electric intensity by the electric piano in what can be described as a give and take tussle between the two sensationally blended and artistically played to perfection instruments. The powerful hooks and the choir’s timely influence on the verse-chorus, “I have the choice to rise up” produces a glamorous orchestral rhythmic presentation that is out of this world.
“Drink Their Tears” and ‘A Day After” has a very powerful message behind the influence of country and folk that pervades it with particularly the complex blend of piano, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, the Bass guitar, drums backed by the harmonized vocals of the Dark Crooner and the choir that extends the artistic element of the tune; the message is that our own atrocities and intolerant behaviors will be the end of the human race, the endless fighting and war, hatred and our lack of learning from the past will be the end of us. Some of the insightful lyrics from the song “Drink Their Tears” include, “All our bombs, falling from the sky, They just come to help the children die, we are living, Quietly, so carefree…”
“Today’s The Day” and “Save The Bees” have been delivered with the same genuine passion and melodic mastery with a rallying call to the human race to save our planet before we lose it forever. It is an ingenious production that fuses educative lyricism backed by the careful balance of guitar, piano, bass, Fender Rhodes Electric Piano, Drums, virtuosic vocals and choir – all integrated to pure perfection with a powerful message behind it is what separates this song from your ordinary country and feel-good jams on your playlist. This one has been made with the vision of the future preceding it and shedding light for it to follow. It is safe to say that Fox Nigon has already seen the future and has played his heroic role in preparing it for us –we either change or perish!
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