Frances Praet - I Would
A mixture of the past and present, Frances Praet crafts an infectious irresistible poppy gem with “I Would”. The usage of electro pop alongside clear nods to 80s AM hits further adds to the sense of pure joy that defines the work. Little details here have a loved, cared for presence to them whether it is the slightly off-kilter hit of the drums or the electric guitars soloing in the distance. Rhythms have an expansive, driving spirit to them for they do not stop at all. Her voice brings it all home for the lyrics have a loveliness to them, full of romance and pure passion. With the perfect length it does not overstay its welcome rather packs everything into a punchy, anthemic ode.
The song wastes not a moment as it all comes into view quite quickly. Spry with its tempo the way Frances makes every second count feels wonderful. Every single element appears to be cared for and deliberated for maximum impact. By allowing the song to evolve in a naturalistic spirit, the whole of the piece touches the very soul while retaining its universality. Melodies have a compassion to them neatly dovetailing with the poetry of her verses, with each one cascading off the last in a way that has a great passion that propels all of it forward.
“I Would” revels in Frances Praet’s undeniable charms for her voice has a grace to it, one that seemingly sidesteps trendiness for something a bit more timeless.
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