This song was a pleasure to review! I like this better than many of the songs I hear on the radio at... more This song was a pleasure to review! I like this better than many of the songs I hear on the radio at this point. Great job from David. I like the beat. I like the pedal steel and his voice wrks well with the arrangement. I was surprised to see he is from Australia, but we have had some great music come from there, some of them country. I will be watching this guy! RB
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
Great hook which reminds you of the story behind the song. A modern song yet with a genuine real Cou... more Great hook which reminds you of the story behind the song. A modern song yet with a genuine real Country Music feel to it, well performed by the singer. It makes me want to look out for more music from him.