‘Calm 101’ by As Was is sad, anxious acoustic guitar music peppered with a variety of other analog sounds. “The puzzles of anxiety,” the artist says of this tune, “from my body, to your ears.” He goes on, “I don’t hope this speaks to you but, if it does, stay calm.” This is a very well-layered track. At first listen, its endearing, reserved nature can leave one without an understanding of its full depth, but there’s really a lot of attention to detail on here. The sweet crooning and consistent fingerstyle guitar is complimented at various points by different background vocals, orchestral strings and other ambient noises. Aside from the vocals and guitar, the only omnipresent element of the track would be the punchy, organic percussion which helps the song move along with and efficacy. This is a well put together track from a top-notch artist. Check out ‘Calm 101’ below!
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