British composer George Robinson, known as Secoya, combats the misconception that instrumental music is lacking with The Worlds is Yours, a sophomore debut that is able to invoke a wide range of emotions, captivating anyone that takes a listen. Robinson proves that you do not need lyrics to capture the heart — the music speaks for itself in a masterful production that combines simplicity with a wide range of acoustic instruments
The World is Yours is a nine-track journey that digs deep into the depths of your soul. Listening to the album, I found it difficult to suppress my feelings. The reflective moods took over and soon enough I was no longer on a car ride, but a spiritual journey.
Every song blends flawlessly into the next. as Robinson’s The World is Yours is an experimentation with acoustic instruments to create ambient music that touches you in a way no other music can.
Whereas in plenty of music nowadays there is a disconnect between the artist and the listener, The World is Yours allows you to imagine the actual composition of the piece taking place, the player behind the instrument, sensibly giving their all to create a perfect composition. It places the focus on the art and the artist.
Secoya Allows Each Track to Reach Its Full Potential
Robinson uses a beautifully simple technique — starting slowly and allowing each composition to build up to its full potential. The title track builds to an otherworldly crescendo as Robinson utilizes volume and layering of sounds to invoke the feeling of true invincibility in the listener.
“Ruins” is a drastic change of tone as Robinson gives new meaning to the feeling of everything quite literally crumbling around you, each individual chord engrossing one into a deep and endless pit of despair.
Robinson closes out with the mesmerizing “An Exercise in Frustration,” balancing between trance-inducing piano melodies and ethereal string harmonies.
The World is Yours manages to do something that is rare in a lot of music — it manages to redefine the relationship between the creator and the listener.