Contrary to its outline – this doesn’t feel in the least bit lazy.
Margo has a terrific voice, which handles this soulful, jazz-tinged pop hit with an effortless grace that’s a joy to behold. There are emotional creaks in her voice, and a delightful vibrato along with a sugary sweetness to its quality which is utterly intoxicating. It flicks about the melody with a huge confidence – born of many hours spent honing tone and technique, I’m sure. It doesn’t try too hard, either; making it an easy-listening experience.
In fact, the throw-away nature of the song title’s delivery is exquisite, and the sheer accomplishment of the track, with its shuffling rhythm and cross-stick, along with intricate and syncopated guitar work all comes together to deliver a, frankly, knockout tune.
About two-thirds of the way through the song, the true jazzer in Margo gets a chance to step into the spotlight and flutter and flicker through a new, two-note melodic part that’s anything but simple. It’s awesome!
If I had a criticism, it would be that the drum track is slightly heavy-handed in places, relying on the same thudding fill a few times. But this is a minor quibble indeed with the embarrassment of riches that a tune this good can legitimately trumpet from the rooftops.
It’s melodically fascinating, lyrically savvy, with interesting chords and a terrific vocal performance that’s a great advertisement for an exciting talent that should be soon to garner much attention. I’m certainly keen to hear more than the the tracks that are currently available on Spotify.
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