Pangolin People – Take What You Need (2021)

It is often easy to lose sight of the little things in life that make it all worthwhile. If you feel you are doing this, Pangolin People have the song you need to take a step back and appreciate the little things. ‘Take What You Need’ uses lush melodies and open lyrics to bring a sense of contentment where you get the pleasure of small delights that are otherwise overlooked.

This appreciation comes from Nikki Roger, the artist behind the music who has teamed up with Alexander Sterkens on vocals. While he has played in different bands and is still the bassist of Tien Ton Vuist, the dreamy pop sound of his solo work is something else. Through the layered arrangements of his sound, he is able to take you far away from the reality of the world and lift stressors from your shoulders.



‘Take What You Need’ strums into life with an easy and laid back vibe. There is a light ambient haze that rests over the opening guitar line. As the single continues, new layers add to the melody creating a rich and luxurious soundscape. Each new element adds its own flair to the sound while retaining the overall light vibe. You can easily rest back into the melody and relax while enjoying the moment. This is wonderful as you are drawn into the headspace required to really appreciate what the lyrics have to say.

As the light melody has you relaxing into it, Sterkens’ vocals are gentle and soothing. His voice mists into your ears with a tenderness that reminds you of a gentle breeze drifting over your skin on a warm day. There is a dreamy edge to the vocals that enhances the relaxation and chilled vibes of the music. It is worth really listening to what the lyrics have to say as they urge us to take the time to appreciate the little things in life and find contentment in experiencing them. This is a message that most of us need as we get lost in the fast-paced world.

Pangolin People and Alexander Sterkens fill you with an appreciation for the little things in life with the dreamy tones of ‘Take What You Need’. The rich melody layers as the song progresses while inviting you to sit back and relax. Sterkens’ vocals add to the dreamy vibe while filling you with a wonderful feeling of contentment.

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