After a series of exceptional singles like Gypsy Moth, Like You Do, December Again, Come As You Are, Fair Weather Friend, Rain Again, and two full-lengths such as On The Journey and Take Me To The River, Edinburgh-based artist Mark Millar returns with another brilliant song. The Great Adventures embraces only the best properties of indie rock. However, it unquestionably showcases the elements of other music genres as you dig deeper into the track. You’ll notice some qualities of indie pop, classic pop, power pop, and soft rock along the way, but don’t be surprised if some other qualites pop up along the way. Therefore, you’ll enjoy this number no matter which music genre you prefer.
Mark Millar cleverly assembled the entire composition. The Great Adventures have a perfect structure empowered by catchy arrangements, accentuations, various enhancements, decorations, and other sonic delicacies that define only the best indie rock songs. Millar relies upon ear-appealing chord progressions performed on acoustic guitar, while the warm-sounding basslines fulfill the gaps and support the guitar performance with powerful low-end tones. A thick layer of melodies and harmonies pervade from all possible directions from scratch to finish. Their presence is crucial for the nearly cathartic ambiance of the song. Nothing would sound so dynamic without the moderate rhythmic sequences decorated by wisely implemented accentuations, and it’s nearly mindblowing how the drums harmoniously pair with the bass. Millar‘s crystal clear voice perfectly suits the orchestrations, while the back vocals contribute to the listening experience. His vocal abilities complement the song and certainly uplift it to another level. The Great Adventure will, without any doubt, end up on your indie playlist because of its calm, relaxing, cathartic ambiance. The single is available on all streaming platforms, so don’t miss it.