JERIN JAMES, “Fly”
The first thing I think of when I hear “Fly” is seeing a bunch of jets rise into flight. Thus, it’s a very visual and commanding new progressive dance instrumental track from Jerin James, who has brought us gems like “Birds and Bees” and “Dance Again” during the past year. But it’s always trickier to make an instrumental, and “Fly” is notable because of all of the vibrant sounds Jerin uses in the mix. Synths soar and swoosh amid some additional vocal effects, while layers of strings permeate the busy but balanced mix. “Fly” is highly recommended for creators of video games, commercials, or short films looking to sync their visuals with a song that will instantly snare viewers’ attention.
Once again, UK singer Harriet proves why there is always a place for classic pop with her upcoming release “Fly” (due in Canada on iTunes on May 5). Co-written by and produced by the always amazing Steve Anderson, “Fly” really turns back a few pages to 80’s pop songs by the likes of say Sheena Easton or Chrissie Hynde to tell the story of someone who knows that love is out there, even after crashing and burning, because there will always be another chance to “Fly” and be swept off her feet again. Harriet always has a fresh confidence in her performance, while knowing how difficult it is to downplay the omnipresent (and much loved) Karen Carpenter sound in her voice. But everything really gels quite well in “Fly”, and I for one think Harriet will be due for much recognition for it when it’s released in two weeks – just watch! And do check out the video above and all of its lovely (*sigh*) London scenery.