Introducing a soaring rock stomp of a track – Les Fradkin and his group California, founded back in 1973, offer up their boldly bright new single Perfect World.
Featuring a classic, nostalgic arrangement of multiple layers of organic instrumentation and a fast-paced rhythmic lead, Perfect World proceeds to weave a joyfully melodic web of poetic longing and gratitude combined.
Feeling something like a retro TV theme-tune in its inspiring optimism and short-lined verse melodies, the release offers the big-band energy of a theatre-show, whilst making for a comforting radio classic thanks to the genuine and somewhat raw nature of the recording.
Captured in all of its authentic glory, the musicianship and passion of Perfect World are consistently enjoyable throughout, and from a songwriting perspective – the resolve and repeat of that hook naturally leaves its tune lingering after listening. Bring in some Beach Boys-esque vocal oohs to further light up the outer layers, and the whole thing’s an easy track to love this season.
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