Driving with absolute strength of song-writing and a beautifully crisp, organic pop-rock set-up, Alex Su’s Open Call engages and uplifts in a gorgeously classic fashion.
Introducing itself as something of a country-folk piece, with likable guitar work and a quick sense of warmth, the vocals go on to welcome this wave-like series of melodic ups and downs, and a vocal that leans towards indie-pop and even pop-punk to an extent. All the while, everything is mellow, colourful and uplifting yet calming to listen to.
As the song progresses, the various sections underline that strength of song-writing all the more so – the hook rising up quite powerfully for this immersive, anthem-like moment of reflection and deep-running gratitude. The loving and passionate core of the song shines brightly, and Alex’s performance more than meets the bar required to highlight this.
Beautiful, a pleasure to know about, and an easy must for the long-term playlist. There’s even an equally joyful, simple yet soulful accompanying video to increasingly further the song’s loving intentions.