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Friday, February 27, 2015

A & L - Onto the Next Heart review

Track reviewed:
Onto the Next Heart

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Group Responsible:
A & L

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This review starts out with the official press release of the reviewed track. So be prepared, as consensus reality - which is courted by subjectivity - might even be better-, OR slightly/moderately/vastly altered compared to what the press release states. 

With the overwhelming positive response from their debut release, A&L is back with a new tune. Onto the Next Heart is an upbeat, pop/rock song with catchy hooks and killer guitar riffs and an in-your-face vocal that you will find yourself singing along with. With a vocal style that sounds like The Pretty Reckless meets P!nk, Lana delivers a vocal performance that demands your attention.

A&L is a new act made up of two seasoned industry professionals: Anthony Casuccio and Lana Marie. Anthony is a 20 year music veteran whose production work has been nominated for three Grammy awards, been featured in major music publications and topped the music charts. Lana is an award winning vocalist who has been a long-time force on the WNY music scene and voice to many jingles on radio and television.

Here is my personal review of the track:

The song sounds to me as an authentically collaborative-, yet (in this case: optimally) submissive declaration fueled by an unrelenting urge to find common ground between two traditional fields of popular rhetorics. The harmonic/melodic structure is both pop top to bottom, yet polite to the point from which on you start to have religious visions of Karate Kid and Tony Mon.TAna, and, if this combination does not excite you, then I do not know what to tell you. Experts claim that if you remember the '80s, you weren't even there, anyway.

Among the most relevant optimum traits of the track, the fact how little - if any - it concerns itself with its hyper-polite nature, - it is a bombastic love song from the '80s, at heart  - is truly remarkable. And here is why: though the delivery has both precise songcraft and competent harmonic mastery to support its skillfully constrained musical fascinations, the fact that you are able to hear a '80s disco song orchestrated to-, AND resonated by a present day studio environment, is a doubtless relevant experience that manages to coat itself into a timeless variant of mere charm. I love how the song DARES to be a '80s tribute song without even considering the alleged obligation to feel embarrassed in the process, instead, showcasing its love for the rendered styles with crisp, muscular production values.

The most important thing I'm picking up on this dancefloor-flanker romance-provocer Pia Zadora exclamation mark, is this: the people who were involved in the creation of the track, were having fun all the way throughout its inception and realization, while the form of the song itself is highly/naturally indicative of this mere agenda, of "just let's have fun", and I find nothing wrong with this stance. If you give AT LEAST THIS to me, then you can't commit sins against music that I could not forget with ease tomorrow. All in all, a competent song that manages to find an implausible-, yet OH!, so logical common ground between stone-traditional popism and pink spandex glam metal amourism. And, if you don't like it, then you should seriously admit that your main problem with it is that the things described in the track are happening to someone else, and not to you.

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