“Top Of The Top” is a soulful ballad with angelic, ethereal vocals that make the listener absolutely float along with where the band wants to take them.
I listened to this song while waiting for a flight in Korea. The song connected with me on a deep level, not only speaking to the quiet, passive alienation I was feeling, but also to a deep sense of inspiration and hopefulness that accompanies travel.
“Top of the Top” is a song that explores the inner depths and unique pain that accompanies struggle to recover from a serious illness, and the acceptance that eventually helps you heal. This song has a chord change that is instantly uplifting and sounds like it could be heard over the closing credits of a film.
I am now not what I was
Top of the Top
Becomes harder to sea
I had everything, I had everything
Language Arts is a new art pop group dedicated to shaking up the indie pop scene. The band has only been together, according to their Facebook page, since 2015. The group’s composter, Kristen Cudmore, wrote much of their upcoming album while recovering from a serious brain injury in the hospital. This unique and perilous experience undoubtedly gives her music the frantic edge that sets this group’s songs apart from other songs in the genre.
The passion and desire to convey depth and meaning in every word she utters is clear in Kristen’s singing.
The new album will be a significant departure from the group’s two previous releases, “Wonderkind” (2014) and “Able Island” (2015). The band has declared itself inspired by New Wave and the inspiration clearly shows in their airy arrangements and deep lyrics.
This second single off their upcoming album is sure to be a winner with listeners everywhere.