Electropop Single Review: Alan Dreezer, What You Didn't Say
Anyone can make a pop song these days. It doesn’t take much to write a generic lyric, add some electronic backing and hey presto! What’s a lot harder to do is to create a song that really conveys some emotion, has some thought behind it and manages to move to a higher plane. Alan Dreezer’s What You Didn’t Say goes beyond the generic.
Alan Dreezer is an electronic music creator and singer-songwriter from Chelmsford in the UK, now living in Mijas in Spain. This is his first solo album after touring with pop duo Tara 2 and ‘80s band Brother Beyond.
For me, the outstanding element of the track were definitely Alan Dreezer’s vocals. His voice has the ability to deliver a strong emotional punch and he’s able to propel the song with his delivery. I like the slightly ragged element his voice has that adds to the depth of feeling. His vocals were really well matched with the lyrical content. The feeling that the words conveyed was translated nicely in his voice.
As for the musical backing, the mix and the production was clean and crystal clear. No one element took over too much and the percussion kept the beat driving along well. I also liked the touches of the piano weaving in and out and the string sounds that drifted and swirled throughout. I would say that the backing track served Alan’s voice well and again, to me, that’s the strongest part of the whole song.
Ultimately if you’re looking for a good, solid and well-produced pop song, you won’t do much better than this one. It bodes well for the rest of Alan Dreezer’s upcoming solo album.