Melancholy Number from Nearly Oratorio
It’s been almost three years since Simon Lam of Nearly Oratorio has released any music, at least music of his own (he’s a producer and part of Kllo). But, there’s a new EP on the horizon, and I was struck by this tune and it’s stark nakedness. Two minutes is dominated by a forlorn piano and Lam’s fragile voice, almost built upon breaking. In the far off background, backing vocals start to enter in angelically, just as Lam raises his own voice towards the rafters. Maybe its R&B, maybe its pop, but ultimately, its captivating; keep an eye out for A Comforting Fact on June 6th.