Elyse Saunders, Free Review
Coming to us from Ontario, Canada is a pop-country artist by the name of Elyse Saunders. From an early age, Saunders had country music in her heart, and she quickly learned to channel that love through her voice. A passionate live performer, with over 350 live shows in North America – including opening at 2019 Canadian Music Week for David James and Kira Isabella and a 2020 FEO Showcase in February. However, now with live shows on hold due to COVID-19 concerns, she is supporting the release of her new single “Free” with a weekly vlog series on YouTube and connecting with her fans in real-time through regular Facebook Live chats. Saunders says, “We all have a place in our hearts and minds where we feel free and liberated. I want people to hear this song and be reminded of those moments that take us there and to never lose them. Life can be confusing – especially right now – which makes it even more important to slow down and enjoy quality moments. Keep that high alive!”Positives: : “Free” is a fun track with great production and singing. Bottom Line: “Free” is an upbeat country song that blends electronic-pop elements, acoustic instruments, and Saunders enticing vocal style. The lyrics tell a summertime story that was co-written by Saunders and Shawn Moore. “Free” is her debut collaboration with acclaimed producer Dan Swinimer (Madeline Merlo, JoJo Mason). “I believe there’s something really beautiful about celebrating life and just taking in the moment. ‘Free’ takes me back to simpler times when I was younger, and there were less responsibilities. It’s when a day at the beach enjoying the sunset and watching fireworks was really important to me. I’ve come to learn that it’s these experiences with the people in my life that matter. It’s important to slow down and soak in these quality moments. We need to make time to be free, and this single is a reminder of that,” says Saunders. Saunders possess a strong country singing style. “Free” has a song form that develops over time with variations and the addition of various instrument parts to add interest and build the song. The glissandos Saunders executes in the chorus are a nice touch. Saunders is a solid blend of pop and country, that’s the short of it!
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Release Date: May 29th, 2020