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Jolandi Ford - Single Review: You Ain’t In The Picture

28 Nov 2020 // A review by Darryl Baser

I love me a good break up song, and You Ain’t In The Picture is such a song with a good dose of ‘don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out’.

The joy in the subject of the song comes across in the lyrics; it's in the way you can hear the smile on her face as she delivers the lines, and also in the song’s composition, especially in the lift to the leading note of the chord, when Jolandi sings; "…will I cry a million tears?, not anymore". (I'm guessing it was a person who left the relationship, as about half-way through, the subject is married again.)

This is the second song of Jolandi Ford’s I’ve heard which has really impressed me. It's more of a commercially aimed country sound which I’m a huge fan of, but it has been put together so well.

The instrumentation is really lush, and includes mandolin, fiddle, guitars, bass and drums, yet with enough space for Ford’s voice to soar over the top. The song’s composition is based around a traditional formula, and all the elements align beautifully.

As a songwriter it’s a song I’d love to cover.

It’s another strong song from, I’m guessing, a forthcoming album.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Jolandi Ford

Jolandi Ford is a singing artist born in South Africa. She grew up in a very musically talented family where most of her family members are musicians. She always loved singing and performing from a very young age. She won the Boksburg Idols singing competition in 2012, reached top 4 in East Rand got talent, Top 40 on X-Factor South Africa 2014 and featured on numerous compilation albums.

After the launch of her first debut album Vang My (an Afrikaans & English mixed album) in 2013, her singing career picked up fast. Her country songs have been playing on International radio stations globally.

Jolandi and her family also immigrated to Hamilton New Zealand in 2017 and as a proud resident, she is ready to put everything into her singing career again! She will be launching her first single Torn Jeans in New Zealand in October 2020 and many many more to follow.

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