Samba / Bossa Nova
What a Great song, the lyrics are so well written and tells a story that lm sure many peop... more Hi David
What a Great song, the lyrics are so well written and tells a story that lm sure many people can relate to regarding drowning sorrows with alcohol .Great melody and good choice of talented musicians. Your voice is clear and suits the song. No wonder it's a number one hot hit... Congratulations... Cheers Johnny Shilo
This song starts with a bouncy - happy feeling; that makes you want get up and move with the music...
more This song starts with a bouncy - happy feeling; that makes you want get up and move with the music... very nice indeed! It has a classic pop flavor with a sassy guitar backing up the song as it moves along. The drum/bass/rhythm guitar mix is right in where needs to be - again nice to the ears. The lead vocals are warm and easy to listen to, and the chorus is joyful and easy to join in with as it goes over and over with the words "You're the reason"... Very catchy - a great hook, and not a disappointment when it arrives.
The dynamics of this song, with the crescendo, and then coming back down for the vocals to become more prominent , make the verses/lyrics that much more fun to listen to. As the song flows along it leads you into the refrain "I need you", with background voices taking the song up and up! As the song comes back down, the lead voice takes us home with the final verse leading to a grand chorus ... No real surprises here, but this arrangement still works well and is ear candy for sure.
The only thing I would suggest is a little more cutting lead guitar somewhere in the song at the end of a verse or chorus as a short interlude leading to the next part - that would have made the song a little more edgy. The vocals on the "I need you" parts were a little on the soft side, they should come up and be more powerful! Perhaps a little organ sound as the song fades out or some guitar licks trailing off would have been the finishing touches on this wonderful song. That being said, this is a good song, and fun to listen to from beginning to end.
Thanks for sharing such a well crafted song with all of us. I love your voice and your song!
In Christ/Michael D'Aigle