Luke Reed & Tea Leigh – Rivers of Love
As soon as the first symbol crash hits in “Rivers of Love,” you are immediately transported to a new world. That is what Luke Reed & Tea Leigh have the power to do with their music. It’s the muted, bubbly synths, the powerfully soothing bass, and the shimmering symbols that do the trick. These sounds bring me a serenity I have’t felt from a song in a very long time. Let’s take a step back though. Part of the reason we listen to music to make us feel good, right? Music can act as therapy — a certain kind of meditation. But it only works if it is done well. That is why I love “Rivers Of Love” so much. Because as soon as I feel that sense of tranquility, I know it is done well. It takes whatever state I am in and places a veil on it. For that, it deserves all of our praise.