Long-time songwriter Ron Hamrick returns this year with another classic set-up and a deeply heartfelt single.
Leading with a simple chord progression and a fusion of gentle keys and light drums for a warm, emotive sound, You Hear Me Say I Love You goes on to follow the simply vocal melody and lyrics of a protagonist directly addressing a significant other.
There’s uncertainty in the verses, a sense of upcoming change, and this is rightfully resolved as the chorus approaches and drops in. This moment is followed by a brilliantly satisfying electric guitar solo, brief yet bold in its relighting of the musical realm. It breaks up the mellow, minimal vocal tune, and refreshes the space for the following outpouring that delves further into the overwhelming power of love.
Offering plenty of potential for remix and various paces, You Hear Me Say I Love You feels all at once familiar and decidedly personal – genuine, ultimately, in its relaying of loving sentiments and lasting connection.