It’s a piano/guitar/vocal lead track. First thing I notice is how Killian’s raspy edged voice seems older than he is. ‘Shine On’ has a nice build up and production on the track allows everything to breathe withing its own space.
About halfway through the track, some beautifully arranged strings and vocal harmonies take the song to another level, before a full band sound kicks in. Maybe this could have happened a little earlier.
Lyrically, ‘Shine On’ seems to be a tale of moving on from one situation to another. Again, McGrath’s words make him seem older than his years.
It’s a very good debut and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for McGrath.
5 out of 6
This review is so fresh Killian’s website isn’t even up yet!