When the chorus kicks in, the backing music has a great texture, distortion and grain adding some grit to the main chorus refrain.
The main guitar riff that underpins the track in general certainly gets stuck in the ear, the pace of the notes sitting really well with the slower extended notes that surround it. The lyrics sung by Majentta’s powerful voice are no less intricate, the hook laden chorus filled with questions and lingering words that almost makes the listener feel rude not to answer her.
Burst has all the qualities of a pop-style alternative rock track that would sit comfortably in the music charts alongside more well-known bands and artists. The theme of death and loss sung with panache yet a fairly upbeat instrumental backing is a great listen. While the backing music is layered and interesting, the main draw here is Majentta’s voice, a voice that can instil awe and fear in the blink of a change in tone. So many artists seem to be unwilling to allow their voices a full range of expression, but this is something Majentta doesn’t struggle with one bit.
If you are a fan of strong female vocalists, visit Majentta on Bandcamp at this link and take a listen. There is also a great music video on Youtube for Burst and it is well worth a watch too, giving visual expression to the underlying theme of death and loss writ by the lyrics. If you do check it out, keep an eye out for some great sinister smoke effects.