SoulAux’s members, Wade and Nardo, met and formed an instantaneous musical connection, which led them to join hands and start making music under the moniker and alter ego of SoulAux. Their sound defies norms and conventions, breaking boundaries and stretching the limits of imagination It is a sound tapped directly from the intricacies of life and nature, crafted with meticulous attention to detail and delivered with all the love the musical world has to offer. If you’re looking for something unique, aesthetic, creative, yet instantly appealing, I am more than happy to recommend SoulAux to you. Their debut project, “Ghosts In The Machine,” was more than enough to prove that they belong here unequivocally.

SoulAux returns with another enchanting and ethereally fulfilling release, “Starling,” inspired by the beauty of nature and the dark-colored birds that flock together. This genre-bending masterpiece has been inspired by the graceful flight and melodic chirping of the starling bird, it features a smooth blend of downtempo hip-hop, hazy jazz, new age, and lo-fi influences.

The vocal samples at the intro set an ambient tone with the words, “Time passes, things change.” The percussive instrumental tones then create this lush and immersive soundscape, exuding a tranquil natural setting that is hauntingly beautiful.

The gentle yet expressive and haunting rhythm and laid-back groove evoke the serene movement of the starling bird, while the dreamy melodies, drum patterns, and atmospheric textures capture the essence of its ethereal presence. Each note and chord feels like a brushstroke painting a vivid picture of the bird’s habitat, from the rustling leaves to the soft whisper of the wind.

As the song unfolds, layers of instrumentation intertwine, creating this sense of depth and complexity that mirrors the intricacies of nature itself. The lo-fi aesthetic adds a warm and nostalgic quality, as if the music is echoing through the trees and reverberating off the rocks. The opening lines, “Time passes, things change” once more allow the song to reach a poetic conclusion.

“Starling” is a captivating ode to the beauty and wonder of the natural world, inviting listeners to immerse themselves in its serene melodies and find solace in its peaceful embrace.

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