Sophia - Holidays Are Nice (City Slang Records 12/07/2004) - Single Review

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Sophia - Holidays Are Nice (City Slang Records 12/07/2004) - Single Review

Sophia
Holidays Are Nice
(City Slang Records 12/07/2004)

The much discussed topics of holidays and there usefulness is given the Robert Proper-Sheppard treatment in the form of a release from his new project Sophia. This offering is tender, yet that hint of sadness looms and is captured neatly in the soulful vocals of the ex God Machine front man. Mogwai meets Travis with a dose of The Flaming Lips and folk like instrumentals, give this reworked track from their

Sophia - Holidays Are Nice (City Slang Records 12/07/2004) - Single Review

alluring ‘People Are Like Seasons’ album a summer coating. The lyrics in contrast to the largely upbeat music are longing and reflective in places with vehement re-iteration of the line;

“God I wish that I was running somewhere with you today.”

Proper Sheppard’s versatility is going to prove compelling for both his old and new fans, as it becomes harder and harder to predict what direction his next musical offering will take.

David Adair

http://www.sophia-music.com


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