Tracklisting Tuesdays: A Great Big World

As you may know, every Tuesday I do a regular feature called Tracklisting Tuesdays,  where I review a song/annoyingly say how much I love an artist/something to do with music.
This week, its the turn of A Great Big World with the track Rockstar.

I came across this track as the iTunes free download of the week about a month ago,  at the same time as they were vaguely on my horizon from their collaboration with Christina Aguilera (check out Say Something here).
Never being one to miss out on a freebie,  I dutifully downloaded Rockstar,  and in a change from tradition listened to it immediately (as opposed to leaving it unlistened to on an obscure playlist on my iPod for six months).
I loved it. From the stripped back piano-and-drums at the start to the full on drums and vocal layering that concludes the track,  I loved it.

A quality that I particularly liked was the layering-just piano and background drums, then vocals, then something else (intermittent synthy stuff?) followed by full on drums. The drums then step back a bit, once again changing the feel of the track.  (I particularly like this, because I recognize it as an official way to write songs, having used it in my own schoolmusic compositions-wooo, I’m doing something right!).
I think that this is a feel good track that you have to listen to all the way through to appreciate-every new verse or chorus adds something new, into a truly brilliant track that you can just listen to over and over and over again.

Have a listen and let me know what you think!

An Overthinking Teenager


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