Cecilia James returns again with the third single from her upcoming EP of the same name “Different Ground”, which is due out July 30. Once again Cecilia’s voice is majestic and angelic, as sultry as it is divine, and it shines on this track incredibly well as the melody is dynamic, catchy yet still brooding, allowing room for Cecilia’s vocal range to wander and explore. And then as you’re vibing to the chill sounds and beautiful vocals, drums unexpectedly come in around the 1:30 mark, just when you were thinking the song would not have any percussion, and the drums sound nice and big and give the song an intensity that mirrors the extended longing explored in the lyrical content. The mix is incredibly well done as well, as everything is super clear, there is great instrumentation, but none of which ever overshadows or interferes with Cecilia’s vocals (and rightfully so), but there is a bass volume swell toward the end which gives the track a nice big sounding culmination, which works really well. The song begins quiet and slowly builds toward that end, much like the emotive element of the song which declares “our hearts beat now on different ground” is a theme that inevitably must meet an end.
Below is Cecilia’s second single/video “Pretty In Your Eyes”, another impressive and enchanting song and video from this incredible up and coming artist. Check back July 30 for the full EP.
- Joe Pugsley