Single Review –“Within” by The Song Gardeners
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.” The Song Gardeners are on a spiritual mission to make the audience discover what lies within themselves and hence the single ‘Within’ is born.
The spiritual component of our being – hidden deep inside each one of us is often missed out in life as we get preoccupied with our past and future. Many good things in our lives stem from ‘Within’. Human values like love, gratitude, compassion, courage, resiliency, and creativity are born out of our inner spiritual being that in turn make this world a nice and meaningful place to live in. In sounding this theme in a profound way, “Within” is not just a song, but a treatise describing ‘How a human can become Divine”.
“Within” is a power-packed song moving the audience to action – to discover what lies within them and to let this understanding translate into a love of the world around them. If this movement can spread out and expand into the wider world, you and I are sure to find the world a much better place to live in.
The people behind
The Song Gardeners is a well-known music production company seen at the forefront of the New Age Pop genre. Their niche expertise lies in producing chill, pop, and groove songs that are impregnated with empowering messages. The team has dedicated some of its best resources to producing the single ‘Within’.
Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn have given the lyrics for this song. She is also the lead vocalist and Corrie Dunn joins her by delivering harmonies. David Scheibner’s synth, and James Butler’s bass and keys bring the production to vibrant existence.
A walk-through “Within”
The song opens with brisk rhythmic notes. The composer has ably sustained the tempo throughout the song keeping the listener well focused on the lyrics. Gospe’s magical voice keeps the listener immersed in the theme the producers want to drive through the song. The careful amalgamation of instrumental melodies helps achieve a symphonic effect. On the whole, the song makers have been able to create a wow effect in the audience.
Gospe’s energetic delivery of the lyrics adds a rare kind of charm to the song. Dunn’s harmonies bestow the much-needed filling effect ably supporting Gospe’s efforts. Both of them have together achieved the effect that only a professionally experienced orchestra can produce.
Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn need a special appreciation not only for dedicating their voices to the single but also for their profoundly meaningful lyrics that convey the theme in an imposing tone. Since the authors of the song have sung it themselves, they could deliver it with the same sentiments and feeling with which they penned the song.
This time, The Song Gardeners have chosen rather a deeply spiritual theme and have opted to give it a serious kind of treatment. The energies of the new age pop genre have been utilized meticulously well in this composition to command the rapt attention of the audience. When the song comes to a close, you hardly believe that the four minutes duration has elapsed.
As the song closes, the author makes a clarion call to humanity in these words, “The Love you feel inside is what you bring to the world, feel it now . . . within.” The theme of the song is profound and the treatment is prolific. As my first listening of the song closed, I felt a deep urge to visit the creators of “Within” to appreciate them personally for the stupendous feat they have achieved in this song.
Often we need some motivation to stay positive and to give our best to the world. In achieving this mission with each of its audience, “Within” has journeyed miles ahead in purpose and deployment winning over the galaxy of songs that are its contemporaries.
I will say listening to this song is one of the best investments you make of your time!
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