VK Lynne - 'Salvation in the Skies'
Review by Daniel Hoyt & Staff
“Salvation in the Skies” is a moving Christmas song that has a variety of turns that keep the listener intrigued throughout the piece. The song starts off with piano, bells and acoustic guitar, which sets a magical Christmas vibe. As the song continues, a hand drum plays for a nice, organic touch; it is heard through the first chorus, and then replaced by a full kit playing sixteenth notes throughout the rest of the song.
As the chorus begins, the dynamic of the piece is increased to create a heavier feeling. As the second chorus ends, the piece goes back to the roots of the beginning with the simplicity and low dynamic. The song's overall feel is down-to-earth which will appeal to a mass audience.
VK Lynne has a gorgeous voice that is full of soulfulness and delicate expression. The beauty and grace of this song come from Lynne's intimate lyrics that speak of a personal salvation from experience. Whereas, Christmas songs usually have the Santa feel to it or a external religious feel, Lynne "searches the spaces of her heart." This holiday song is a breath of fresh air with a unique honesty that is very refreshing.
"Suddenly I stand at a door, that I swore, I’d never see again / I use the key that’s in my hand to unlock the past and let it go at last. "
This song takes a spiritual path and does it with ease. It makes many notable references in the piece such as, “silent night,” and, “I’m not a man, and I’m not wise.” Just as the wise men saw “Salvation in the Skies,” so did the main character of this song and it feels like a spiritual awakening. The tune is also telling a story of some “wrongs that need made right.” “Salvation in the Skies” is more than a holiday song, it's a song about redemption and finally arriving at internal peace.
VK Lynne's "Salvation in the Skies" is familiar in its' references, popular in its' style and brilliant in its lyrics, performance and execution. Lynne tells a story with gentle turns of how she, or any of us, can be enlightened this Christmas, simply by looking up at the stars and remembering that there is salvation in the skies and this love is there for all of us. This is one beautiful holiday song that should be on everyone's playlist.
VK Lynne's, “Salvation in the Skies” To Air on National Indie Radio
“Salvation in the Skies” will be airing on National Indie Radio (WNIR) commencing December 1st through December 31st as part of BWH Music Group’s Holiday Radio Special. WNIR features the best independent artists in the world and is part of the highly selective and nationally renowned BWH Music Group platform. The Holiday Radio Special will feature original holiday songs as well as covers by exceptional independent artists. Station information can be found at www.wnir-radio.com
About VK Lynne
VK Lynne is a prolific songwriter who has worked on a variety of musical projects in various styles. As a blues/rock solo artist, VK has written and recorded three full-length CD’s of material: The Key of V, Black Halo, and Whiskey or Water (which was recorded in Denmark with producer James Thomas (Cher, Beth Hart) in 2008). She also created the critically acclaimed symphonic metal international recording project Vita Nova, which featured 13 artists from six different countries. VK then joined the progressive metal band ‘stOrk,’ and subsequently went on to front the modern rock band, The Spider Accomplice, which has released two award winning EPs and has toured with metal heavyweights, White Empress, and INSATIA.
As a personality within the music community, VK is known as one of the founders of Eve’s Apple, a global group of professional female metal singers. The group’s goal was to foster community and cooperation between women, and the group boasted 50 women from approximately 22 nations by the time it closed its doors. Eve’s Apple’s accomplishments included releasing a compilation CD, the proceeds of which were donated entirely to Shropshire Music Foundation, and two historic performances at Belgium’s Metal Female Voices Fest. For the first time, 20 women of different nationalities, bands, and styles performed together as a group and in duos and trios in a show of solidarity and unity.
VK’s guitars are provided by Stagg/EMD music, and she uses Sennheiser microphones.
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