The latest effort from Boston-based singer-songwriter AJ Edwards is a colourful indie pop gem
‘Vibrant’ sees AJ Edwards become exactly that. The track finds an artist that is struggling with anxiety and feelings of isolation and darkness, and counteracts that with a huge middle finger-shaped indie pop anthem that radiates warmth and light.
The immaculately catchy and innately likeable track holds up well just on the merit of how fun and refreshing AJ’s sound is, but it is the deeper context found that makes it truly unforgettable. The track isn’t just a cathartic release for AJ, but is also intended to do the same for disillusioned or isolated listeners, who themselves are searching for light.
“The winters can be pretty brutal in New England where I’m from, and they have a tendency to shut a lot of people in.” AJ told us of the track. “This song aspires to be a cure for those blues and pays tribute to whatever it is that we need to draw us back out.”
To say that the track excels at this would be an understatement. Just seconds into hearing its colourful instrumentation you are whirred away from your own surroundings and immersed within the infectious character of the track.
‘Vibrant’ is an anthem for anybody who is trapped in darkness, whether figuratively or literally, and may just be the shove that you need to get yourself out of it.