Potion by A Beacon School fits perfectly into the shoegaze genre. The music is dominated by indie and rock sounds from the guitar and drums.
It would be a waste to not add this mellow song to your “study” playlist. With a voice as smooth as honey, the only thing I wish was that the song was longer so I could enjoy it more. Potion is about the butterflies in your stomach and the pure excitement about something new, but also the anxiety and fear that comes with it. One quirk that I love about this piece is how the music becomes a smidge quieter and then comes back with its full glory in the chorus.
Patrick J. Smith famously as A Beacon School is a New York-based multi-instrumentalist. Smith has been making music since 2009 which led to the release of his demo in 2011, and a self-titled EP later in 2012. His biggest album from 2018 “Cola” has amassed over 50 million streams. Smith received positive reviews and press from multiple sources for this achievement. 5 years later, A Beacon School will release a full-length album called “yoyo” with 10 tracks scheduled to be released on October 13th, 2023.
Written by, Lia Tsvetanova