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Stan Walker - Single Review: Give

11 Jul 2019 // A review by Ben Ruegg

Stan Walker’s new single Give is a concrete example of how diverse and powerful his vocal ability is. I can feel him, feel his passion for change in our world, and his message about needing to be better yourself in order to see the change that you want to see. It’s powerful and it’s a message we all hear a lot, but Walker’s delivery makes it seem more urgent than ever.

The production of this track is awesome. It’s a laid back affair that has just the right amount going for it that it does not seem forced or anything less than authentic with what the song is about. A soft organ starts us off before we get crafty with some spacious snare and kick with a guitar to boot. The song gently builds into the first chorus and by the last one we are in Top gear. It’s beautiful and powerful.

Co-written by Matiu Walters, vocalist and guitarist from Six60, the song captures how they felt the day after the Christchurch Mosque Attacks earlier this year. Together they have their hearts out on their sleeves hoping to get people thinking and asking the big questions. It’s brilliant.

I absolutely love this track. It’s simple yet so effective. A job well done.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Stan Walker

It’s been a whirlwind of activity for Stan Walker since he won the title of Australian Idol in 2009. Even before the year was out, his association with Sony Music Australia was ignited with the multi-platinum debut single BLACK BOX, and multi-platinum debut album INTRODUCING… STAN WALKER, setting up the early stages of his career, and reinforcing his remarkable talent. Taking two weeks off at Christmas time to spend with family and friends, 19 year-old Stan started to map out his plans for 2010, before he was called straight back into work in January of this year. “It was crazy – everything was just going 100 miles per hour, and before I knew it I was straight back into doing interviews, promotion, appearances and gigs,” he says in amazement. “The pace has been really fast, but I’m hanging in there. I’m carefully thinking through who I want to be, and the type of music I want to record for my first full original album.”

One of the stirring and impressive international collaborations to feature on his upcoming album is Stan’s work with Ryan Tedder, whose midas-touch has graced dozens of certified global chart hits, and who wrote and produced Stan’s new single UNBROKEN.

“I really loved the track as soon as I heard it; the song just won me over with its lyrics. It talks about being unbroken, picking up the pieces of your life and getting back together and moving on. Those lyrics spoke directly to me and the experiences I’ve had in my life, and I’m sure everyone can relate to the song in their own way as well.

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Releases

Introducing
Year: ????
Type: Album
From The Inside Out
Year: ????
Type: Album
Let The Music Play
Year: ????
Type: Album
Stan
Year: 2018
Type: EP
Truth and Soul
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Inventing Myself
Year: 2013
Type: Album

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