Aedon is a promising progressive rock band I discovered about a week ago with their latest single, “Gentle Rain“, which was released on August 20, 2021. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Aedon has started their careers with an EP called; “Leaves Turning Red“ in 2017. Since then, the band has released five more singles; “The Least You Owe Me“ (2019), “There Was A Time“ (2019), “Shattered“ (2019), “This Night“ (2020), and “Gentle Rain” (2021). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Gentle Rain is a beautiful acoustic song with progressive influences, magical atmosphere, and commercial potential. When I listened to it for the first time, the overall atmosphere with the beautiful acoustic instrumentation caught my attention, immediately reminded me of acoustic songs of my personal favorite bands/artists such as Opeth, Porcupine Tree, Bon Iver, and Blackfield (also Steven Wilson’s project). It still is an easy listening but progressive song, but surprisingly, the band has chosen to make it as commercial as possible with its mixing. You can feel this in chorus sections. Although I am not a fan of commercial approaches, this decision perfectly makes sense by a new band and doesn’t mean anything negative to me as a music fan, as long as they stay faithful to their origins.
Aedon shows potential with their chord progression in this song as a fact. I loved the brilliance of their sound, it is almost impossible to resist this heavenly-sounding beauty. Although the overall vibe of the song is positive, there still is some drama in it. On the other hand, the structure of the song is quite radio-friendly, which also adds a “gateway” value to this song, where new listeners can get used to Aedon’s musical character here and continue listening to their other more progressive stuff afterward.