‘Choir’ has been a home-run of a hit for Guy Sebastian. The emotionally charged and euphorically layered pop song had a whole life of it’s own through it’s commercial and streaming success.
Hoping to follow in it’s footsteps, his new single ‘Let Me Drink’ has a lot of high expectations to live up to. But after a first listen, it’s quickly made apparent that this isn’t another ‘Choir’ sort of moment. It isn’t a song that is going to hit you heavy in the emotions and have you simultaneously wanting to dance at the same time. No. Instead, it’s just a soulful driven drinking song that feels like something you’d hear on Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man Of The Woods’ album. And spoiler alert; that’s a bit of a backhanded compliment.
The production has been well thought out and produced but it gets to a point where it feels to over-calculated and loses it’s genuine spark. I mean, he’s literally wrote a soulful RNB drinking song with no real purpose.
With the gospel inspired harmonies layered throughout the production, I was waiting for a big moment to occur. Instead, what we received was an unnecessary Wale feature which doesn’t bring anything special or unique to the track.
I was patiently waiting for something unique to jump out in the production with his experimental nature, but it didn’t occur, and that’s a real shame.