There are days like this. Days where we have no plans, we live in the moment and what happens, happens. Our friend left us hanging. That magical concert has been postponed. Worse: the clouds darken the street and rain is imminent. It’s one of those days we wait for that unexpected moment that will save the day or the night.
Someone called. At first, we were a little suspicious, with that moment of pure scolding when we are absorbed by inexhaustible laziness. But we said yes, and we’re on our way. We prepare ourselves, eat something just to tuck our bellies in. And off we go. Because, with the internet, from Lisbon to San Francisco is thirty seconds – or two clicks on the screen chosen for the journey.
There are similarities in sight: the Golden Gate Bridge is the mother, with her daughter, in Lisbon, not far behind (the 25th of April Bridge). Add to this the architecture, the shape of the land and… the cable cars, of course. After this introduction, we couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to Ainsley Wagoner – or by her stage name, Silverware.
No Plans is the American artist’s first album. And out of nowhere, we have a beautiful album with a last-minute super plan, separated by seven sections.
The first stop? Daniel. And with a soulful folk. Silverware’s voice is extraordinary, and this becomes increasingly clear throughout the four-and-a-half-minute song.
Not convinced? Then we think it’s relevant to follow Wagoner’s motto in Take me with you and Important. With the first, a screaming guitar that sticks to the horizon, while the artist’s voice convinces us in the foreground. The latter, with a little synth-pop thrown in, fits in perfectly with our lives – and verses like “You make me feel important” show how good it is to have quality music in our lives.
We move on, and it is with No Plans that we have a Jazz motif for Ainsley. Close your eyes, let yourself be guided by the crystalline voice that is offered to us hands down. It’s so beautiful we don’t want it to end.
I always get what I want asks for a little dance, and the reality is that if she wanted to bewitch us and make us fall in love with the artist, the goal was successfully achieved. Come rain or shine, we definitely want this song on our playlists.
31 is a slow-burn, gradually increasing the rhythm of the guitar whispering in the background as the day goes by, exquisitely, with a chilling voice.
Closing out is Cat Feet, the more commercial pop version of Silverware. If it’s to promote all the styles presented earlier, then it’s the finish that we get all the spells thrown at us in the last few minutes. And what a good one it gets.
We can live in the moment, with no plans, but it is with Silverware’s first album, No Plans, that we find one of the best-kept secrets in the art of having nothing arranged with anyone. And in the meantime, the record goes on loop in our favorite music player, like a sure bet for the future from the WtMM team.