Jeppe Kiel Revsbech is Rosenthal, a musician from Copenhagen in Denmark who is gathering momentum with the release of his new EP ‘Heart’, released by After Images Records. With five songs on the EP, Rosenthal establishes his sound as ethereal and atmospheric modern indie pop with clear influences from classic rock.
The dreamy vocals and instrumentals work together to create a modern sound that retains hints of classic rock, similar to the likes of the Cocteau Twins and The Pixies. In the titular single ‘Heart’ there is a similarity to the Cocteau Twins ‘Pearly Dew Drops Drop’ but mix it with a song like ‘Floating’ by Jape and you have a unique mix of old and new. This is what Rosenthal has to offer throughout his EP. The EP includes an instrumental track ‘An End to the Trial’ which is short but a mellow, dreamy number predominantly featuring guitar but the best song has to be ‘Heart’ itself.
So far, it is easy to listen to and I cannot say there is a song that I do not like, however, the EP does not stand out as a truly remarkable collection of songs and it fails to pack a real punch. It is an album to listen to at home, in the car, on your own or with company. It is not the most ground-breaking sound out there gracing the airwaves but never-the-less it is the perfect end-of-the-night soundtrack. Feel-good and mellow in parts but also sombre and self-reflective, ‘Heart’ is pleasant on the ears and the soul and Rosenthal has us waiting to hear what’s coming next.
‘Heart’ will be released on March 9th.