By Lucio F
Six Nights drops his debut album 21, offering thirteen tracks of pure cultivated beauty that speak to the raw emotions of an artist who went against the pack and, as a result, has produced classical music rooted in modern existence and influence.
With influences spanning from traditional classical music, film scores and even hip-hop, Six Nights effortlessly creates dynamic tracks that flow and ebb so naturally that the produced soundscapes feel like they’ve existed from the very beginning. Six Nights channels a childhood of being outcasted into his playing; the piano feature on every track is bold and vibrant, creating a sense of grandiose that radiates throughout the album.
Each composition that appears on 21 is effervescent and ethereal. Tracks such as ‘Hope’ and ‘Mon Ange Gardien’ emanate a sheer joy that feels innocent in its expression. In contrast, pieces such as ‘Chalk’ and ‘Soúl’ demonstrate an ability to convey personal feelings such as longing and the essence of a bittersweet experience. Six Nights has a real sense of self that allows listeners to relate to his journey easily; he is a fully realised artist and a vulnerable human expressing their journey through the medium of music. Even though traditionally classical music may miss out on a younger demographic, Six Nights creates an accessible environment in his actual music and his approach, which means his art can and will appeal to far more than the usual crowd for the genre.
21 is a remarkable collection of pieces that prove the talent of Six Nights instantly; even though he is not classically trained, the professionalism and ability that oozes from each track are undeniable. Not only is the music emotive, but it is believable and genuine, especially in the current landscape carved by the global pandemic; a sound that can have an individual’s experience projected onto it is invaluable. Six Nights is much more than a rising star; he is an upcoming icon.