Maika Bakani leads with reverb-kissed strings and keys to softly introduce a heartfelt and engaging Fingerprints.
The new single goes on to bring in a soulful, meandering vocal, with a classic pop build-up that utilizes short lines and rhymes – before a longer-form section leads gorgeously into the resolve of the hook. With this, lyrics talk of uncertainty on the pathway towards faith and believing in better.
As the song reveals its true colors and intentions, the music rises up, welcoming in new layers that help reinforce that increasing brightness and optimism.
Finally we get to the hook, the title sentiment, and this too offers a clever, poetic resolve that lingers in the air. It’s followed by a brief pause, a stripped-back moment of quiet, which allows for superb impact later on as the full-throttle warmth and passion of the soundscape and performance re-emerge for one last wave of unity.
Maika Bakani showcases stunning vocals throughout this well-written ballad. The set-up is unique in that it brings together Gospel-style choir voices and a more broadly familiar pop arrangement, complete with organic instrumentation – all of which prompts you to believe that a live performance would be stunning.
A beautiful ode to faith, and a reminder to stay focused on the things that matter.