“Castles” has the hybrid distinction of being upbeat and inspiring, as well as touching and sentimental. It’s brought to you by Orlando-based singer/songwriter Tonner, who is perhaps better known as being a producer for the last 10 years or so as well as a member of indie Tik Tok favourites The 502’s. A few years back, Tonner decided to step into the spotlight and hasn’t looked back since, while still producing and being part of The 502’s. “Castles” is a beautifully written song that acts as a source of gentle escape for those who have experienced loss or have found difficulty coping through the pandemic. The imaginative lyrics, set to a mellow electronic production, are highly appealing with a lot of bright summery touches. If you enjoy songs by singers like Ed Sheeran, James Bay, or Mokita, then “Castles” is especially for you, although it reminds me a lot melodically of Marc Cohn’s “Walking In Memphis”.