Amel D releases new single Pride of Sacrifice (Explicit). The track is resolutely Alternative Rock with its electric guitar, appropriate percussions and full instrumentation really. In addition, Amel D adds husky vocals that soar into a cry in places. The melody is perceivable and the song itself is definitely catchy. It is nothing new in terms of the sound but the singer, the lyric meaning and the arrangements enchant.
The lyric is indeed introspective and baring the singer’s soul, betraying every emotion within the situation. It relates the feelings of unrequited love and is reflected in the cries of frustrations that the vocals so well delivers. Indeed, they are not created simply as whimsical outbursts. The song cleverly crafts them in a way that the listener can feel the escalation. The audience is taken into the journey of reflection, growing frustration and the unavoidable release. The words also make sure to round up the different complementary feelings, the need to be loved, the bitterness at the lack of reciprocity and the struggle yet desire to move forward. The arrangements complement every expression. The title summarises it interestingly but also showcases a mixed sense of atmospheric epicness and fantasy.
Pride of Sacrifice comes after an increasing line of successful releases from the singer. The talented artist’s previous singles Inside Destruction and ‘I’m Your Rain (reviewed here by 1 In Music), which together have reached over 1 million streams in Spotify and Youtube. The single is available now on Amel D’s website www.ameldmusic.com, and on all the major digital retailers and streaming services. Hear Pride and Sacrifice now on Spotify, iTunes, or with its official black and white animated lyric video on YouTube.