Nice review for my EP Trilogy The Arrival from Sara at Vancouver’s online lifestyle magazine The Modline.
RECORD REVIEW: “THE ARRIVALS” BY DAVID WARD
You know how music is supposed to take you on a journey? Well, David Ward’s latest three-part EP The Arrival does just that. In this newest venture, the Vancouver-based artist explored a different genre and theme in each part of the EP, and because of this each part has a very distinct sound. Part I: Departures is meant to signify the beginning and the end of a journey, and this really comes across in this installment of the EP. As the opening portion of the EP, it didn’t any time to get into Ward’s music, his stunning vocals in addition to his effortless musicality made it easy. The second part of the EP is entitledBorders, in which Ward’s music takes on more of an R&B sound to explore the place in between two destinations. While these two parts have very different sounds the flow from one into the next, and the same holds true into Part III: Arrivals. At this point Ward’s vision has come full circle, and it is evident in the tonality of this section of the EP. This installment of The Arrivals is less R&B and more jazz, and as the title of the concluding song suggests as sense of “Joy”. From the Departures through to the Arrivals, David Ward’s latest musical venture was a definite success. The Arrivals gave this incredibly talented musician, vocalist, and artist the opportunity to showcase the variety and range in his musical abilities. Getting to go on this journey was definitely an amazing musical experience and I can’t wait to go on it again!
Sample Arrivals Part III here.