TRACK REVIEW: JENALI – Eye Contact | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Sunderland-based musician and lyricist JENALI does the work of describing new track Eye Contact perfectly as “the first semi ‘upbeat’ song I have ever written”. And with its lush orchestration that included a 60s soul (rather than an 80s pop) saxophone part, shimmering organ sound, and a swell of strings as a backdrop to unembellished and upfront vocals, the description of ‘semi-upbeat’ does the song justice.

Eye Contact skips along in under three minutes, but the depth is contained in the lyrics, finding a perfect place within the distinctly British kitchen sink observations of the everyday that mean more than they first appear. Each line offers another subtly observed vignette, witty and introspective in equal measure. A great pop track with hidden depth.


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