Justine Blanchet takes a subtle step away from classic country vibes with the contemporary pop twists and turns of her new single Heart Less.
Still devotedly emotive and rhythmically on point for the genre during its infectious chorus, the song precedes this with a fast-paced vocal outpouring in line with a rise and fall bassline.
It’s an unorthodox approach, a little quirky and capturing attention with ease. Then we resolve with a brilliantly upbeat, knees-up and organic musicality for the chorus, with those essential guitar twangs in the distance to effectively root things all the more so amidst Justine’s past repertoire.
At its core, Heart Less is an expression of self-empowerment – committed to the cause over anything stylistic or simple. As such, the celebratory energy and rising brightness aptly reflect the sentiments of the song. Justine provides a clever take on the term Heart Less, declaring ‘I should’ve used my heart less’. It’s a relatable and memorable idea, reminding fans of those moments in which apparent desires of the heart were not in their best interests.
In the same instance, the good vies of the track offer a little escapism and understanding, to help listeners regroup and move forwards with a clean perspective.
Nicely done, impressively versatile and faultlessly performed, as ever.