...Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximilian Sewell, bekannt durch Kygo/Firestone, mit seiner 2. Single - eine sehr schöne und besinnliche, ja traurige Ballade, die durch Chor und Orgel fast schon festlich ertönt - sie will gehen und was Besseres, lass sie gehen ...............the time heals all -...
**** 2. Single von Conrad. "Hold Me Up" gefällt mir momentan schon sehr gut, deshalb war ich gespannt was sonst kommt. Dieser Nummer wäre eigentlich für Kiley Minogue gedacht gewesen, jedoch entschied sich Conrad diesen Track selber zu Interpretieren, finde ich gut, wäre Kiley nicht sonderbar gut gekommen.
Eine Nette Nummer die aber meiner Meinung nach jetzt etwas unpassen kommt für auf den Sommer, aber den Aussies scheint es sehr zu gefallen... 4*
**** This has grown on me quite a bit and it's all thanks to the verses. I love the way the lyrics are delivered and flow from line to line, the melody there is excellent. And while the chorus isn't anything too exciting it's not offensive at all and is pretty good, certainly good enough to not stink up the song.
****** I love the big ballad feel. Remotely reminds me of some of the early Bee Gees stuff (too hard to explain). A brave effort in these times and all the better that this made #1 in Australia. Great production. 5*
EDIT: This slays. 5.5* Zuletzt editiert: 23.01.2016 03:08
** Eeek! Not even two months after "See You Again" was at #1 in Australia, we get another song trying to imitate Sam Smith. Unfortunately, this does an even worse job at it.
To me this is essentially "Stay With Me" repackaged but with barer production, a much less talented vocalist and generally more bland. This is not a good thing. I can still say I like "Stay With Me" a bit but it's not like we needed another version of it. The way he sings here is just really unpleasant and sounds like he's trying too hard to portray emotion. This is especially an issue in the chorus and near the end. I hate how he does a Charlie Puth and sings high thinking it equals emotion when instead it just sounds horrible. The addition of the backing choir is so tacky and just makes it sound even more like "Stay With Me". It's at least not as uselessly used as in "Stay With Me", but it's even more dire really. The part where he sings with the backing vocals after the second chorus is perhaps the single worst part of this song. I don't believe he has a strong voice and it's obvious from this that his voice just does not suit a stripped down ballad, whereas in "Hold Me Up" his vocal weaknesses (which yes I admit there are, though not as bad as here) are not so obvious and are easily ignorable given the song is upbeat and you have other things to focus on. It doesn't help that the lyrics are nothing of note and when the song isn't being actively awful, it's generally sleep-inducingly dull.
This song has become pretty much intolerable for me. The only positive thing I can say about it is that the first verse starts off the song pretty nicely and it could've been something potentially enjoyable if it had continued with that quality. I do agree with what has been said above that the melody there is nice. Not perfect, but I thought I'd note that just so this review doesn't sound like one big irrational hate fest :P Also the sole reason why this gets that second star. However, it's hard not to get cynical about how contrived and forced this song sounds and how contrived and forced the success of both Sewell siblings in 2015 is. All I get is them really trying hard to push Conrad as something special, but I'm not buying it. I still like "Hold Me Up" a lot but at this point I'm not convinced he's ever going to release something that good again. Or anything worth caring about much really.
***** Kommt mir hier bislang auch etwas schlecht weg, diese Power-Ballade vom "Firestone"-Hitsänger. Den ganz großen Drive hat die Nummer leider nicht, aber mich überzeugt sie durch viel Gefühl und der butterweichen Stimme Sewells. Gut komponiert ist das Lied auch.