Songwall founder Brendan Poynton will be performing a set of his own original music at SongwallLIVE! this coming Friday, as well as speaking about the Songwall journey and our mission for fair trade music.
So, to give you a taste of what lies in store, let’s explore Brendan’s sound with a song review of his inspirational track “Be”.
ARTIST: Brendan Poynton
3 WORD SUMMARY: Lyrical, acoustic optimism
The beginning of “Be” is storm-like; melancholy and bordering on sinister, but this is broken by a sunbeam-like blast of major key as the vocal starts and shines through. Combining tuneful simplicity with intriguing depth of accompaniment, this is a song which will have you singing along with its memorable melody by the end of the first play – and humming it for the rest of the day – with just enough repetition to feel familiar but plenty of little surprises to keep things interesting. Lyrically, “Be” brings to the fore the philosophical uncertainties which have probably plagued mankind since time began – and then answers them with future-facing optimism.
This is the song to play as a pick-me-up on your dreariest down day, the tune to choose when you’re having a crisis of confidence, the track as backing to your next step forward to greatness. If you’re ready to do a movie-style drive into the sunset on your way to better things, make sure you download “Be” for the journey!
Written by Beccy Clark
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