Building up beautifully and featuring the vocal delicacy and embrace of Soweto Gospel Choir, François Bessing’s new single Choices stylishly unites the classical and pop realms with a song that brightly and boldly celebrates unity, love, and possibility.
Leading with a powerful, immersive and organic introduction – soaked in strings and gentle vocal warmth – Choices goes on to evolve into pop territory with a clean-cut vocal lead and multiple layers of subtle electronic sound play.
The structure of the song is particularly unique, this back and forth between space and fullness – orchestral weight and simple electro-pop colour. Ultimately though, this allows the song to build so effectively – to increasingly gather momentum, as the passion rises and the layers meet and multiply.
Bessing’s voice effortlessly carries the power of the progression as a lead, and the additional voices inject a breathy, soulful accompaniment, which works as a further instrumental support – in line with everything from the strings to the guitars to the rhythm.
In its entirety, Choices feels like far more than a simple relationship song – theres’s a depth to it, a certain relevancy to these times of struggle, and the balance between the two concepts works beautifully. The resulting song is a genre-fusing, cinema-ready extravaganza, with a strong potential to completely captivate a live audience.