Pain often breaks out as an art form. A song, a verse, a thread of a tune…whatever it is that you dabble your hands in, it could give you the drive to do something creative. That’s why artists often take setbacks and failures in their stride and try to benefit from them. And in the process, they make something that could prove to be a bulwark for somebody who is feeling vulnerable and is looking to comfort themselves.
Chris Keats is bringing out his new single ‘The Real You’, gently conveying his heart that has woken up with a realization that whatever it believed actually was not there.
The song opens beautifully with a soft note on the guitar before Chris’s voice fuses into your ears. It does not carry the hurt but a stoic portrayal of a heart that is balanced and is not crippled with what has happened. It ruminates over the past but there is a philosophical maturity that it gained in the process.
The song is 3 minutes and 46 seconds long, and the tempo maintains its poise till 2:34s before Sally Cranham comes in with her silky voice and the guitar breaks out a bit into a bit of passion. The song ends with both of them singing ‘I never felt loved by you‘.
Heartbreak is obviously painful, yet to rise above the setbacks and mature in a way that you are not wasting time is the key to a good life. Assimilating the pain and moving forward is the task–instead of spending too much time whining that ‘why it happened with you’, try finding really ‘why it happened with you’. Gain from that experience and make better choices and decisions in life.
I like the softness and balance the song carries–it is overly passionate and allows you to soak in the experience. Done with a lot of care!