Friday, 29 March 2013

Song review - Pompeii by Bastille - 4/5

I have never really done any reviews but many blogs I have been looking at write reviews so i thought I should give it a go.

I am very open minded to different styles of music and enjoy a variety of genres (excluding dub step - which i strongly dislike) . Being a dancer I  get to dance to many different styles and really get to 'feel' the music and I also do singing lessons so i get to sing many different styles as well. So i really get to experience many styles of music.

Anyways back to the point... In my Jazz class we have just started learning a lyrical jazz routine to Pompeii by Bastille and i fell in love with the song straight away. As we started learning the routine i felt i could really connect to the song and feel the music with in me.

There is just something about the way the song is put together in different sections with different tempo's that I love so much. The intro is amazing and gets you really excited as it starts to build then the vocals sung by Dan Smith start and you instantly are taken away with his beautiful English accent. The slow percussion rhythms in the background compliment his voice stunningly and as everything starts to speed up a new section starts with the lyrics "And the walls kept tumbling down In the city that we love Great clouds roll over the hills Bringing darkness from above" (which by the way is my favourite part of the song) and you are immediately taken away with the song and all of it's beauty and before you know it the chorus has ended and you once again are lead into a new slower section that is once again complimented by the synth and percussion. The rest of the song consists of repeats of the chorus and slower parts that build up the energy of the song perfectly. 

It's just such an easy song to listen to and is great to dance to! If you haven't heard it already i definitely recommend giving it a listen!

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