Review of Ronald Van Deurzen’s New Single: Hopeful Bliss
Ronald’s music had made a lasting impression on my heart when I heard his album “Imaginations” a few weeks ago, and what a pleasant surprise is it to listen to his new single: Hopeful Bliss!
The song starts with a new-age style flute piece and quickly settles into a very soothing rhythm.
During these testing and trying times, which have plunged the whole world into a chasm of uncertainty, a sonic streak of tranquility arises from instrumentation into which this song flowers. The usage of the cello and the violin is very noteworthy.
It feels like the instruments have gathered and are dancing in the bliss of the dispersing of the dark clouds.
The progression of the song is very beautiful as it brings the gentle elements of peace and hope, before, at 3:15s, it bursts into blissful realization with a full orchestral mode–the tempo also picks pace and heart-rending vocals add an ethereal touch to it.
I particularly liked the colors that the flute shows in this piece as it gives us a glimpse of new-age, native American, and ambient genres.
As I wrote in my review of Ronald’s album too, his experience and understanding of various genres of music lent him a unique capability to think beyond the horizon, and it is amply audible in this song.
I wish he creates a full-length album on this theme for the listeners!