Single Review: Saara Aalto – Starry Skies

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Saara Aalto releases heartwarming new single ‘Starry Skies’
Saara Aalto is ready for winter. The Finnish Eurovision and X Factor UK star has big plans for the coming months. She will release a Christmas themed album in Finnish as well as an English EP titled Fairytale. The first single of this EP, titled ‘Starry Skies’, introduces a sound that is far from the europop, dance beats and disco influences we heard on the majority of her 2018 album Wild, Wild Wonderland. Saara’s angelic vocals sound more subtle and restrained than we are used to from her and she performs most of the track over just acoustic guitar. In the lyrics, she recalls a romance from her youth that started on a cold winter night. It may not have lasted, but Saara still has warm feelings for that person she ended things on good terms with. Those warm feelings run through the veins of the song, making me want to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate. ‘Starry Skies’ is romantic and atmospheric with a more understated approach from miss Aalto.

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