It’s uncommon for a song arrangement to briefly flash a feature that justifies obsessive listening, and then hold it in reserve. The first time we heard “Be Yourself” by Harrison Storm, it played quietly in the background, until the 48 second mark. That’s when a female voice entered with four words – “Be yourself one day.” The male/female vocal blend brought full attention to the song. But as the song traveled on, there was doubt as to whether it actually occurred – like a UFO sighting, with ears. Wait, there it is again! At the 1:34 mark, the vocal blend reenters with “If you call it about, don’t be afraid.” Yes, we’re now fully engaged.
The male voice in the blend is Harrison Storm and the female voice belongs to Ruby Whiting. Other members of the band are Justin Lewis (guitar (and banjo on “The Words You Say”)) and Jack Davies (double bass). The song was produced and mixed by Hayden Calnin.
Harrison Storm is based in Melbourne, Australia. A four-track digital album was released on March 31. The two songs that are embedded below can be streamed or freely downloaded from the Triple J site - https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/harrison-storm
“Be Yourself” by Harrison Storm
“The Words You Say” by Harrison Storm