Aquilo Soaks Outside Lands With A Shower Of Feels The British Act Gives A Powerfully Emotional Performance At OSL
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-
“… When I saw Aquilo set to perform at Outside Lands, I circled them immediately. I first caught wind of this English band a couple years ago at SXSW, and I was pretty blown away by their performance. They performed in a small room and their atmospheric, downtempo pop songs were drenched in emotion and sounded absolutely stunning in the intimate setting. A great speaker system in a small room can do wonders.
Since that experience in Austin, I was have been waiting to catch in a larger setting to see and hear whether their sonic translated well to a huge, open air setting. Aquilo did not disappoint.
If you were in the mood to get moody, Aquilo would have put you in your weepy sacred spot. These guy’s sonics are dreamy, but its the emotions layered throughout the lyrics of their compositions that really tug at all your heartstrings. Their lead singer uses his falsetto for most of the groups songs ala Bon Iver, and that tender tone only adds to the emotional depth of their compositions.
They played a healthy selection of songs from their 2018 album ii (their performance of “Thin” sent a little shiver down my spine), but it was the performance of “Silhouette” that really, the title track off their debut album, that really got me feeling all the feels. I can only imagine all of the tears that would have fallen had they performed “Sorry”.
Aquilo was a wonderful mid-afternoon act to catch and I couldn’t recommend their music more if your looking for something to stir the emotions …”