Songs like "You In My Mind" demonstrate Keeken's mastery of melancholy, with lyrics that seem to ache, delivered by a vocal that seems despondent and beaten. Truly reminiscent of rainy days. A lone trumpet is also featured in songs, and really gives an extra shade to things.
The track "Living Without" is a good example of the trumpet really adding something to a song, with this track being a little more upbeat (adding a grungy electric guitar to the mix) but still maintaining a dark and whimsical aesthetic.
Songs like "Golden Leaves" are a more raw take on Keeken's style, which provides a more close and intimate experience for the listener.
Altogether "So Long" is a very moody and gloomy listen to me, but it's an enjoyable gloom.
"So Long" by Amy van Keeken is available via her Bandcamp page.