Suami Amabel // International Line // Single Review

Sydney-based indie/folk singer/songwriter Suami Amabel echoes the importance of holding onto hope in these uncertain times. In her latest single ‘International Line’, the solo artist and frontwoman of indie/folk/rock band Naked Strangers exhibits how she has been able to make the most of her time in this dormant period.

Reminiscent of early Bon Iver, Amabel and her band are able to use the layering of instruments to represent the vast emotions people are experiencing in lockdown. Beginning with merely a guitar and Amabel’s emotive vocals, there is a sense of fragility and loneliness. As more instruments layer in to add complexity, the stresses gradually calm and relax. This flows onto the underlying message of hope Amabel conveys further in her songwriting.

Amabel uses the symbol of the moon to juxtapose the feelings of solitude as it beams above us all. Listeners are reminded during these long, cold winter nights that the moon is illuminating light in the darkness for all of us. At a time of disconnection, this universal experience needed to be brought back to our attention.

Amabel continues to drive hope within her lyrics. Singing, “hold on/the sky ain’t taking us just yet”, Amabel delivers an optimistic reality check to listeners. We are not going to die, this will not last forever, hold on, there is still a life to be lived.

Let that message remain at the front of your mind as you indulge in this track in your own company.

‘International Line’ is out now on all streaming platforms.

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