TRACK REVIEW: Speak For Yourself – Shooting Star | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Speak For Yourself emerged as a collaboration between songwriters Marie Marx and McCormick, and melds musical styles successfully. There’s a component of Born To Run-era Springsteen in the musical production, xylophone over expansive guitars. But in the duet vocals, the unremitting positivity of the lyrics and the melodic lines, it strays into the territory of contemporary musical (think Dear Evan Hansen).

The quality of the production is undeniably perfect; an anthemic wall of sound with soaring vocals, culminating in a face melter of a guitar solo. The song itself runs exactly the structural path you expect it to, and there’s a real enjoyment in leaning into to it, eyes closed, and absorbing the perfection of the sound.

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