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Paden – Northern Wind

A wholesome, sentimental journey, that brings the long awaited return of beloved forgotten memories.

Paden – Northern Wind

Nashville-based husband and wife duo, Paden, released their fifth single ‘Northern Wind’ on the 15th of February this year. Working towards the release of their debut album, the pair have been collaborating with South-African producer, Vian Izak, creating uplifting, flashback-inducing indie pop music that you just can’t help but fall in love with.

‘Northern Wind’ is nostalgic, wistful and beautiful, with a whole host of different elements that come together to form a song that really does take you back to your past. Behind a top-line consisting of captivatingly smooth male vocals and a bright, addictive guitar riff, there’s a steady kick-drum beat, a decoration of glittering synths and subtle female vocals that elevate the softness of the main voice.

Paden – Northern Wind

The chorus is seemingly inspired by traditional folk music, making the track become even more familiar to times of a younger life. Through the lyrics, ‘Northern Wind’ addresses early adulthood and the dreamy desire to experience it once again. The song changes into something much more passionate leading up to the last chorus, with the first half of this reducing down to a rising drum roll and vocals alone. This section is the most satisfying, as it builds to a final climax of the vocal chorus and then, to finish, brings back the original inspiring guitar riff.

‘Northern Wind’ is a wholesome, sentimental journey, that brings the long-awaited return of beloved forgotten memories.

Make sure to follow Paden on all their socials to be ready for their debut album expected April 2019.

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Amy Heather
the authorAmy Heather
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Amy is a singer-songwriter, music reviewer, curator of the Dreampop Paradise playlist and our podcast presenter. She has a degree in Music Production, Performance & Enterprise from the University of Westminster and is currently studying a Multimedia Journalism Masters. She’s a fan of retro-inspired sound and things that are just a little unusual. Is talking a hobby? Because that’s hers.

4 Comments

  • Just listened to Don’t Hold Back. I love the uplifting feel of the track and the harmonies bring an awesome power to it! great job, beautiful writing. I have a special place for folk grounded music, awesome job incorporating modern pop synths while anchoring it in folk vocal style. Great write up on the music too!

  • Soft harmonies bring the chorus to life over an urgent, yet easy soundscape. Beautiful voices. Thoughtful lyrics. I love it. Well done, guys!

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