Saybia - Angel (Saybia, Søren Huss)
From the album "Eyes on the Highway" (2007)
The Danish band Saybia was formed in 1993. Between then and 2000 they released a few EP's. Then in 2001, they signed with EMI and from that moment, Saybia rapidly became focused. In 2002, the band released their first album, "The Second You Sleep". Within no time, the album reached the Danish charts and within 6 months, more than 100.000 copies had been sold. Later that year, the album was released and throughout Europe with similar results. Saybia gains more momentum and 2004 marks the release of their second album "These Are The Days", followed in 2007 by "Eyes on the Highway".
Angel starts with soft vocals accompanied by guitar and piano, the second verse strengthened by bass and drums. Then the first chorus sees a fuller orchestral sound, louder, and much more processed.
The second verse returns to a more modest level of loudness, followed by the second chorus and subsequent bridge/sole: both even louder than the first chorus. At the end of "Angel" sound levels return almost to their original levels and the track ends with a short but nice touch of acoustic drums, piano, and guitars.
In this respect, "Angel" is different from almost all of the tracks on this compilation; it features much more processing and compression, making it one of the loudest tracks on this disc. Fortunately, even throughout the loudest passages, the vocals and other instruments retain details and remain remarkably clear.