The Pete V Project offers audiences an original and creative take on EDM. Stop Pushing Love Away brings a high energy soundtrack and mixes in a soulful melody delivered by a characterful and passionate leading vocal.
The key melody or hook of the song has the blissful intensity of a classic, nineties to early noughties dance track. The lyrics are kept to a minimal, and the hook is the main thing you take away from the whole thing – the simplicity is hugely effective. The backing track takes an industrial sounding beat and stirs in some summer-time synth sounds, and as things progress, the saxophone that comes into play is an unexpected yet brilliantly fitting addition to the work.
Structurally the track isn’t an obvious one to follow along. The music works, the evolution occurs throughout and it makes sense, however unpredictable it may be. The saxophone furthers this unique angle and takes over the latter half of the song superbly, as opposed to merely stepping into the spotlight for the sake of variation. The instrument, whether organically performed or otherwise, is given a freestyle presentation of sorts, a solo even, that lingers longer than expected and redirects the mood of the song just slightly as things move away from the power of that vocal melody.
As mentioned, it’s an unpredictable fusion of elements, but all in all the vibe has a familiarity about it that is likely to bring with it an enjoyable level of nostalgia for many listeners. The freshness is the added benefit, the new words, the new concept, the new voice – it all helps in making the music really leave its mark. The sound and the feeling the music gives you lasts well after listening.