Michael Peter – ‘Paper Planes’ (mp3)
Built around a simple, circular 6/8 acoustic riff, Michael Peter has constructed a serene folk/pop song, ornamenting it with beautiful backing vocals from Sarah Humphreys and electric guitar licks.
A song about questioning the path you’re taking, the bare instrumentation brings Michael’s voice to the fore and the lyrics become the focus of attention during the song. The lulling vocals and rolling guitars gives this song a tidal, ebb-and-flow nature which rocks you to placidity, but consequently means there’s nothing overly exciting about ‘Paper Planes’, no electric spark. Having said that, Michael evidently knows melody, and ‘Paper Planes’ is a great example of his ability to weave a charming acoustic tune.