Indie-pop singer-songwriter and Melbourne-native Ariela Jacobs is consistently at the top of her game. With each release you get a new dimension of her subtly evolving sound, which is a delightful blend of downtempo pop and sweetly melancholic indie, but what makes her so special is her understated vocal talents.
Wrought with poised emotion, you can really identify with her songwriting and Missing You maintains that trend. Soft pads, rhythmic guitars and driving organic drum lay the foundation for her voice to shine.
Missing You could be perceived as a universal love song of regret and yearning. However, this was written on an impulse of craving past versions of self. Living with anxiety for the past few years, I needed to externalise what I was thinking and feeling.
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