The Late Call: Pale Morning Light
The Late Call: Pale Morning Light- The subdued and unassuming reverberation that the sun makes as it is rising over the horizon creating the ever so delicate pale light of morning is the moment the latest release from The Late Call is written in. It resounds and can be heard in each and every one of the songs, some more subtle than others, but no less prominent. The Late call is essentially a one-man show, from Stockholm, consisting of Johannes Mayer. Released on September 14, there could not be a better title for this album than Pale Morning Light. Johannes contains the extraordinary capability to write music that coincides with the array of feeling that the actual first sight of the Pale Morning Light conveys. And with that, Johannes manages to epitomize so many flittering emotions into that fleeting moment.
The melodies and musical backgrounds in Pale Morning Light are so ambitious that it is easy to forget it is the conception of just one man (in conjunction with musical guests). The Late Call creates an atmosphere so effervescent it emerges as a forcefield. The playfulness with light and the array of emotions it evokes is uncanny. Each and every song mention a different aspect and emotion that light, in its many forms, develops. The song that gives this album its title ‘Pale Morning Light,’ describes an alluring tranquility: “the morning comes to comfort you while you and I will never know, but we’re way too old just to ignore, it’s on your lips, but please don’t speak.” The elegant ‘Week 23’ sings of the converse of pale morning light “it’s hard to live in uncertainty when the evenings are glowing and keep me from sleeping.” And the entire album continues in this striking approach. Pale Morning Light is ingeniously luminous…8.2/10