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EP Review: Purple Tone Flower – This Feels Good

Purple Tone Flower is a solo project created by Chilean musician Mauricio Flores Sánchez. From the age of 15, Sánchez went on to play in numerous original and cover bands across a multitude of genres. By adulthood, he had gone solo, rounding out his songcraft while subsequently focusing on production. He would eventually utilize these skillsets in his debut EP, This Feels Good, which compacts and conceptualizes his previous singles.

Much like the EP’s title, its opening track and first single, “I Wanna Make It” sounds like a satisfying jam that anyone couldn’t help grooving to. Even with the song’s summery instrumental arrangements, the song makes an important statement about contributing to the world despite feeling unacknowledged or uncertain. Sánchez expresses a lower-ranged tonality during the verses and a subtly breezy harmony within the chorus, in a relaxed but competent approach that pumps listeners up for more. The second track and follow-up single, “We will Fight For Us,” continues with a similarly groovy start, and more prompt demonstrations of range and diction that boosts his outreach. In both the vocally-driven and instrumental phases of the song, Sánchez’ production talents are highlighted, detailing the amount of space and presence between each of its components.

On the latter half of the EP, its third single and penultimate track, “If I Were,” comes in with another noteworthy presentation. The guitar chugs alongside the other instruments as if enacting a playful nudge to empower the connection between them. This time, Sánchez really comes through with engaging melody and vocal hooks, carrying a straightforward thematic angle of staying true to oneself. Both guitar solos, which occur in the middle and latter parts of the song, makes further effective use of its sunny atmosphere and tranquil accentuations, as well as its interpretations in higher and lower registers. Finally, “In My Life” closes on a reiterated note of hope amidst uncertainty, and striving to improve. The bass, guitar, and percussion are locked in, while Sánchez’ vocals keep providing a boost of fitting entertainment value to project its delivery. On top of that, the heaviness of this song marks a refreshing change, especially given its presence at this stage of the EP.

Overall, This Feels Good is an exceptional display of the artist’s musical chops, as it is for his ability to be accessible. While the hooks of the instruments grab the listener for the fun, escapist factor, his lyrics come with a realistic, but ultimately encouraging view of the world that compels the listener to push forward.

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About Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

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