Monday, November 20, 2023

The Last Sunrise By Lorna James


The Last Sunrise


Lorna James

Written by

Steve Sheppard


There are times in our lives when we can be blessed with a halcyon moment of utter beauty, taking that instant and manifesting its radiance in music is another thing entirely, indeed, there are few who can honestly count themselves as artists who perfectly portray an instant in time so wonderfully, that the said composition literally takes you there. This brand new single by Lorna James is one of them and is in my view a masterpiece of mood reflection and nature.

The back drop is a harmonic convergence of flowing synths and ethereal vocalisations, as the artist’s keys bring the main narrative to the fore, drawing upon the very energy of a beautiful sunrise, as each day we move past the moment, it is then our last, until the next day, gratitude is everything.

This piece reminds me greatly of Kevin Kendle’s Ariel Vistas album from 1996, with its soaring pads, its charm filled keyboards and its inspiring textures of an early morning sunrise. Lorna has grown vastly as a musician and now must be one of the finest female artists in her style and genre around today. If The Last Sunrise isn’t a huge hit for Lorna James, then I will never listen to a single piece of music ever again, this is one of the best descriptive instrumental singles I have heard in this style for simply decades. 

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