Dated keys/production hurt this.

The Tug Of Love Zingstone

My first impression was that this was a track from the early 90s. There's nothing inherently wrong with the early 90s, of course, but when a song reminds me of a certain period because of the technology (i.e., synths) used in the song, that's not good, IMO, because I'm distracted by an apparent attempt to follow a musical trend... that no longer exists. Point is that when a song is as synth-oriented as this, it becomes harder to judge it on the merits of songwriting since the synths are front and center, and so my impression is mostly that this sounds dated.

The melody and vocals are simple and pleasing, but they really do take a back seat. I can't help but wonder how this would sound with a completely different treatment. Not just different instruments, but even a different feel. I enjoy the shift to the chorus; it hints at the possibility of emotional impact... which I'm not getting in this version.

Overall impression is that this is a pleasant but dated and somewhat unremarkable track.


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Jay
# of reviews: 4

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