Brixton-based Silas Armstrong is a name that is quickly emerging on the music scene, and he has already amassed more than 240,000 streams off the back of his debut EP, So Much For Love, and the follow up, Live At Fiction Studios in 2021.
Already from a musical background, he has played drums for indie rock band Kid Champion, as well as playing keys for tropical pop group Youth Club and indie rock outfit Rocky Nti, with which he toured Europe supporting Panic At The Disco, he is now concentrating on his own song writing.
I’m Not Ok is his new track and was released on 28/10/2022.
Fusing everything from soul, rock, indie, and pop, this track starts somewhat as a ballad straddling both the pop and rock genres.
The song builds as it goes on, changing from the soft and gentle to the raw and aggressive, with the use of distorted guitars giving the song an edgy feel. Silas’s voice is perfect for the track as he has a range that would suit both the pop and rock genres and the lyrics are delivered full of emotion, powerful and strong.
Silas states he plays “emotional pop with the energy of my upbringing” and this works well in any of the previous stated genre. Concentrating on the struggles of mental health issues, this track deals with matters that are all too prevalent in today’s society and this means a lot of people will be able to identify with the content of the lyrics.
This was a great track, thought-provoking and relevant. I urge everyone to check this out and I look forward to hearing what else Silas has to offer us.
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