Sarah Close once commented on a post I wrote for one of her own splendid tracks, that the thought of reading reviews made her feel anxious. My response is simply this. Lady, please bear in mind if you write and share banging tunes, it is likely I will support your work, with a post on EQ Music Blog. I’m not sorry to be writing about you again Sarah, as your collaboration on “Crawl” with Estonian producer Syn Cole is delightfully beautiful and affecting.
I don’t know why or how these two music artists have ended up, working together. Although Sarah hasn’t even got a songwriting credit on the track, (which I am surprised about) she has confirmed she recorded the vocals for “Crawl” during the height of lockdown. I’m also not too familiar with Syn Cole’s production work. The press release I received, was a tremendous help plugging the gaps in my knowledge with a paragraph written like a who’s who the producer has worked with. (Boy do I have some catching up to do here!)
Production-wise “Crawl” has a lot of facets going on, an impressive shift from string and piano arrangements to progressive and retro wave styled production strokes. And a ravey boom section when hitting the chorus. Throughout Sarah’s captivating vocals remain wonderfully composed, serene and with grace. Because the lyrics speak of a couple who have drifted apart and who equally wish to figure out a way to get back together. The track has been tagged as a pop ballad (which in parts, this most definitely applies.) Until reaching the chorus where it bursts out with super-sized beats as a bona fide anthem does. The music video is a heartwarming watch. The clip tracks, several couples who are discovering the joy of being together again. Because they have learned to find ways to put their flaws to one side.
Imagine if we all applied the same philosophy to all we do in life. What a beautiful world it could be. With this in mind, I am sending heartfelt congratulations to The ‘United’ States of America.
Now that’s what I call electronic pop!
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