Single Saturdays-Silverdrive 35’s Latest Single: Sleepwalking

Silverdrive 35 has released a new single entitled Sleepwalking. The story is about a man dealing with a loss of a loved one. He sees the girl he loved in his dreams and wishes he could stay dreaming because the reality is hard to handle.

The music in Sleepwalking is incredible, especially the banjo in the background. The banjo is a detail that gives the song the Country music feel. The echo of the lyrics creates an effect of heaviness, because of the feeling of sadness. The tone of their voices has variety and depth, which compliments the song very well.

Sleepwalking is a metaphor to demonstrate the struggle and confusion while coming to terms with losing a life partner. It’s the sentiment of living in an alternate reality that is preferable than the real world. The dream is a significant component of the song. It’s where he sees his significant other in a beautiful dream. He doesn’t want to go back to a life without his love. When losing a loved one, reality can seem confusing and impossible, at times. He even thinks he hears the voice of his lover, which can happen when in mourning. The part about getting the phone call from the girl’s father implies that something has happened. There’s that moment when he wishes that it wasn’t real, but a nightmare. It’s heartbreaking. It’s a sentiment that is relatable. One can feel the emotions of sadness and grief, even pain.

This subject matter is different from their other songs that talk about a break-up or going down memory lane, remembering good old simple days. The subject of losing a loved one is new and original.

Keep up the good work!

 

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Two New Songs for Bastian Baker!

Swiss Pop Star Bastian Baker has two new singles released entitle All Around US & Love On Fire. Both singles are now available on Spotify Canada, iTunes & other streaming sites.

The music has an incredible variety of tempos for both songs. It starts slows then goes a bit faster, then back to slow again. That is also the case for Bastian Baker’s voice. It is incredible and has more depth since the Tomorrow May Not Be Better Album. The music genre for both All Around US & Love On Fire is Alternative-Indie Rock, an impressive contrast to his usual pop style music.

All Around Us is about how love is present everywhere. It’s a song that gives hope, especially when feeling in doubt or sadness. The use of metaphor provides the tune with substance, which was the symbol of the cage to show people feel trapped by doubt that love exists. There’s a sense of unity and hope in the song. The chorus is especially uplifting to one’s spirit. The beat when Bastian Baker sings the chorus reminds me of some of the dance songs in the early 2000s. It makes it grand, which gives the impression of how love is genuinely present around us.

Love on Fire is romantic and sweet. The song is about a guy who genuinely loves his significant other. However, he also realizes how relationships have their up and downs. His description of what he sees in a room is detailed. He gets romantic when he talks about the sparkle in his lover’s eye. Then the chorus has a fast pace tempo, whereas the verses are slower-paced. The guitar in the background compliments Bastian Baker’s voice. I love how Love on Fire is relatable the way he describes his relationship. His spoken word in the third verse is expressive, and it gives the song a nice touch.

It’s impressive how Bastian Baker has evolved as an artist. I look forward to his next album, for which the date of release isn’t known. I usually pick a favourite song, but this time I like them both.

 

Updated: August 3, 2018

 

Acoustic performance of the song Love on Fire

 

Updated: July 4, 2018

Frank Sinatra- 20th Anniversary of His Passing

 

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May 14, 2018, marks the 20th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s passing. He was a well-known singer & actor, whose music and films are timeless. He had many hits including My Way, Fly Me to the Moon, “New York, New York”, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Somethin’ Stupid (featuring his first wife Nancy Sinatra).

Frank Sinatra was the early example of swing music, which is making a comeback in recent years. Many of his songs have remade or made into covers over the years, including Canadian Singer Michael Buble.

I’ve listened to Frank Sinatra’s music since I was a kid. It started with his main hits album that we had at home. I’ve seen many of his movies too, including some with Gene Kelly. They were a
very entertaining duo. It’s no surprise that almost every film in which he acted he sang. His voice was distinct and unique for that time. He started in a band before going solo as a singer. There were also other hits such as The Way You Look Tonight, Strangers in the Night, Moon River, Summer Wind, Love And Marriage Life, and “That’s Life”, and Summer Wind.

One of his most famous songs was “My Way”, which had a similar musical style as Claude Francois’s “Comme D’habitude”. Some say that Sinatra had plagiarised the song “Comme D’habitude”, that’s what I heard.

My favourite songs include “New York, New York”, “My Way”, “Fly Me to the Moon”, “Something Stupid” featuring his first wife Nancy Sinatra, Strangers in the Night, Moon River, Summer Wind, and so many others.

 

Single Saturdays: Marie-Mai’s Latest Single-Empire

Genre: Pop, Dance
Country: Canada

Marie-Mai has released a new single since 2014, entitled Empire. She will release an album in Fall 2018. She was busy with La Voix Junior (The Voice Kids) and took time off to take care of her baby Girl Gisele.

Empire is a metaphor for rediscovering oneself and gaining confidence to take back one’s life. It’s about the maturity and the wisdom that comes with life experiences allowing oneself to move forward. Overcoming obstacles isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible.

Her voice has a fantastic variety of tempos. She has a sound that is powerful, which compliments the song quite well. Her music is a mix of fast & slow, which is a new style to her music, including a dance beat reminding me of the early 2000s. While there’s strength in the song, there’s also softness.

Empire is the song that will be the start of the Summer season to come.

Update: Video out May 25, 2018.

 

Single Saturdays: Celine Dion “Ashes”-Deadpool 2

Celine Dion’s latest single Ashes was released May 3, 2018. It’s a powerful song filled with emotion and hope.

Celine Dion’s voice has an impact, as always. It also has a depth that is a trademark for Dion. She hits both the high and low notes, flawlessly. The music compliments her voice very well. The piano in the background gives the song a perfect touch.

The meaning of this song is that one can overcome any challenge or hardship coming to us. Ashes are a symbol of the pain one feels in difficult times. Beauty, in this context, represents the rebuilding of oneself after being “broken” or “damaged”. There’s a sense of hope that is reassuring.

The song caught my attention as soon as I heard it. Celine Dion outdid herself with the song Ashes. Impressive!