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Bartells - Single Review: Our Love May Go Away

18 Jul 2018 // A review by Alex Moulton

Our Love May Go Away has that straightforward, uncomplicated appeal of a John Mayer or James Blunt track, with that vocal twang of a country folk song. A simple track, with the verse and chorus composed of four repeated chords, and a short clean guitar riff layered over the top. With some keys added to the beginning of each bar, the track has some added volume to back Bartells vocals.

Bartells has that husky tone that comes across like a mix between Macy Gray, Donovan Frankenreiter and Eagles vocalist Don Henley. Delightfully soulful, and grainy, but still clean enough to easily hear the lyrics. Lyrically, the song is about “not being able to move on or feel like you will survive life without that person you love”; a subject that is common in the human world, and easy to empathise with. A track that many will feel on a deeper level.

Recorded and produced in Pukekohe’s Black Dog Studio, mixed in Los Angeles by Nick Poortman, then mastered back in New Zealand in Titirangi’s Kog Studio, the track has a clean, polished feel, which has the finish of an international track. Simple but strong. Basic but emotive. Our Love May Go Away is brilliantly balanced, with a gentle build that pays off as the track climaxes. 

Our Love May Go Away is due for release on 27 July, 2018.


Review written by Alex Moulton

 

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