Mesa Jane - We Are One - Stereo Stickman

Mesa Jane We Are One


A fabulously pure lead vocal adorns this song with some very direct and clear communication. The initial spectral production provides it with a moody bedrock of ‘roomy’ piano, with delay and the ubiquitous finger snaps to soar over.

It starts off sounding like it might be a tribute to Adele’s Hello, but as soon as the vocal begins, a new, more urgent rhythm is established, and the reverb-heavy voice takes us calmly and confidently by the hand – leading us to the more upbeat chorus. Here, a few more flavours of digital percussion step everything up a notch, and synth sweeps and scratch noises are established.

The vocals are subtly layered up in carefully-chosen moments, and there are also subtle Vocoder instances happening. Then of course there is a nod to Lorde’s style (Royals). Throughout, there’s a lightness of touch that’s immediately appealing.

‘Be patient / Be patient’: three-quarters of the way through, a smooth rap is introduced, inviting us to ‘take a moment to enjoy and let the love just flow’. Its rhythms lead us on an interesting path into a final set of choruses where some production flourishes augment the established riffs and voices. It also introduces a new colour of interest, which keeps the listener focused and entertained.

In terms of construction and a high-gloss finish, We Are One does a great job of delivering a positive message in a bright, contemporary way, with loads of pop nous.

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Chris Porter


As well as writing about music, Chris Porter is a songwriter, singer, producer & vocal coach. He has written for all manner of international artists, including Dagny, Dzeko, and hit the No.1 spot with Thailand’s Singto Numchok. His music has had thousands of placements on film, TV & radio all around the globe.

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