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Single Review: Harry Parsons - Real

30 Mar 2018 // A review by butch181

Starting with a deep reverberating piano, Harry Parsons starts his singing in the lower ranges of his vocal range “Let it all go, let it all out, crying on my shoulder, I’ll be looking over all of your fear, all of your doubt…”, immediately sets the tone of the song, as something contemplative and human. None of the trash that mainstream music has been throwing at us, charged with lyrics about money and “b*tches and hoes”.

Real is a wholesome piece with a simple beat and a clear, concise story to tell “Don’t let it break you down”. With rich, slow vocals, it is easy to hear the lyrics, and despite the chorus consisting of nothing but repeating “this could be real” seven times, seven times is the number of times you need to hear something for it to be burned into your head, and it will no doubt be remembered and sung by everyone that hears it. +1 for marketability.

Parsons is much more comfortable in the higher areas of his vocal range as he has a vocal quality more towards that of Coldplay’s Chris Martin. The track is well-balanced and reduces the instrumentation at times to accentuate the vocals. A modern-day slow song for the clubs.


Review written by Alex Moulton

 

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