- 06 Oct 23
Polished debut from Derry artist
Indie-pop performer Aoife Boyle – more commonly known under her moniker Reevah – has gone above and beyond with her debut album, Daylight Savings. Asserting that the work is a “true reflection” of herself, with the help of producers Brian Doherty and Matt Weir, Boyle has created a winning collection of ‘80s-inspired dream-pop.
Reevah has already released three tasters – ‘Time To Breathe’, ‘Call Me Up’, and ‘Without You’, with an additional remix of the first of these singles by Scension – so we have a sense what to expect. The opening track, with its swirling soundscape and exquisite melody, takes us irresietibly straight into Reevah’s ethereal world. Throughout the record, the arrangements are imaginative: from dramatic drums to sensual saxophone, the instrumentation is immaculate.
Standouts include the very Florence & The Machine-influenced ‘Fear is A Four Letter Word’; the introspective ‘Golden’; the pared back ‘Lullaby’; and the rapturous closer ‘Make Or Break’. Putting a strikingly fresh spin on familiar indie tropes, Daylight Savings a terrific first album.