Song Review #1: Say by Kayla Yvonne

Song: Say
Artist: Kayla Yvonne
Release date: 25 October 2012
Available on iTunes

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As I said when I reviewed Alex White’s Maiden Flight of the Avenger soundtrack, I don’t assume to be a professional music (or any other type of) reviewer, but I do know what I like. And what I don’t like.

Early today, I was sent a release notice to a new song by one of my favorite people. I had heard this song as it developed from a simple guitar accompanied acoustic performance, but I hadn’t heard it in its final form, so I quickly went to iTunes to give it a listen.

So, on to the review.

Say starts with a short rhythmic intro that gets the listeners attention. The song then segues nicely into the vocals. The vocals start out quite softly and Kayla Yvonne shows that she is capable of holding to the key, regardless of volume. No auto tune needed.

As I was listening to the song, a coworker asked if the Cranberries had finally released new music. While I can’t say I believe Say sounds like something by The Cranberries, I can say I can hear a similar lilting vocal style in parts of this particular song.

The song itself is a nice blend of musical elements and left this listener pleasantly wanting to hear more.

Verdict: I can honestly say at the low price of .99ยข, I found this song a steal. So go steal it.

Disclaimer: I have known Kayla Yvonne for a good number of years and have watched her grow as a local artist. I hope that she continues to record and will soon have more songs available for purchase.

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