Single Review: “Something Beautiful” By Holly Rey
Written by Libimbi zane on August 22, 2021
When we talk about Holly Rey’s, music two things come to mind: storytelling and unique sound. If it’s not admitting to not being enticed by material things but love on her 2019 song “You,” it’s recounting a fading love in a melodic rendition on her gorgeous single “Something Beautiful.”
“Something Beautiful” is from Rey’s latest EP Unconditional released on July 30, 2021. Rey is ever committed to her unique sound, which is reminiscent of the late 2000s early 2010s. Subtly nestled in her sound is old school house music jingles that are bound to take you back in afore years. Thus, it is no surprise that “Something Beautiful” conjures that kind of nostalgia.
Its tempo is not heavy, nor is it slow. It’s merely balanced—which makes it lenient to physically stiff house enthusiasts whose only go to movements at groove and chill-outs are rigorous head nods and foot stomps.
Rey first released “Something Beautiful” on her Instagram account. With the pre-order she, released a stunning visualizer which was made available on all digital platforms. The track has grown in popularity with her fans who have been requesting the track on various radio stations. The track has also been added to popular playlists which makes it the obvious choice as the follow up single to “Spend My Time” and the obvious choice as the lead single for the EP.
Praising Rey and her music, Marketing Manager Smirnoff RTDs, Nicole Smith said that “Holly Rey is an artist who captures the imagination and hearts of all South Africans. Her unique soulful voice can universally draw in listeners and connect with her very real-world lyrics and stories. As a contemporary artist that welcomes all the nuances of SA culture into her sound, she displays an innovative spirit well beyond her years. Together with the generosity of her gift, Holly is the kind of artist we need today and more importantly tomorrow.”
Rey’s body of work on her latest EP couldn’t corroborate more of what Smith said. It is beautifully written, with riveting and relatable lyrics by Rey herself. “Something Beautiful” is a track that will certainly connect with a broad listenership. It offers a soulful relief for the current times and social climate in South Africa at the moment. Be sure to stream it on your favorite music streaming platforms.
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