Reviewer: Vaibhav Thomas & Staff
The pain of a loved one's departure for an extended period is a profound reminder of our human capacity for emotions. Each of us has unique ways of dealing with this pain, whether through regular calls, reminiscing with old photos or videos, or engaging in constructive activities. Regardless of the coping mechanism, the underlying sentiments persist – unfulfilled desires or unspoken words that time has a way of revealing. Singer-songwriter Mick J Clark along with singer, Catherine Kubillus, captures these emotions beautifully in Clark's soothing track, "This Moment."
Written in the key of A Major, "This Moment" explores lyrical themes that evoke the best aspects of autumn and winter, creating a world of its own for the listener. The arrangement, incorporating elements of soul, rumba, and alternative pop, strikes a balance between contemporary and classic sound textures. The lead vocals by Catherin Kubillus play a pivotal role, delivering crafted lyrics that express the sentiments felt during a loved one's absence. Lines like "If lonely nights ever visit me, then I’ll remember what used to be… Although I hope I will never see an empty space where we used to be" exude down-to-earth honesty, providing a glimpse into the soul.
The vocal rendition, featuring a call-and-response format between male and female vocals, adds depth to the song. This structure effectively portrays the image of two lovers separated by distance, but thinking of each other at night. The choice of instrumentation, including synth string textures and solid guitar rhythms, provides a rock-solid foundation that complements the vocals.
The rumba rhythms and the brilliance of the female vocalist's low notes contribute to a warm and cushy atmosphere, enhancing the song's passion and genuineness. At three minutes and thirty four seconds, This Moment feels like a moment truly well spent, with its ability to bring loved ones in the real world, well, closer to each other with its raw innocence. The rich and eclectic arrangement that serves as the foundation to its stellar vocals helps make this number a richly ardent ode to the power of love and commitment.
About Mick J. Clark
Mick J. Clark is not just a singer/songwriter; he's a musical force to be reckoned with, boasting an impressive resume of achievements and accolades that speak to his talent and dedication. With over 1,000,000 Spotify streams under his belt, Mick's music has captured the hearts of listeners worldwide.
In June 2020, Mick soared to new heights as his hit single "We Know It's True" climbed to No. 3 on the UK and No. 2 on the USA iTunes Top 100 Rock Songs chart, cementing his status as a chart-topping artist. His contributions to the album 'Goa Chillout Zone Vol 9' didn't go unnoticed either, with two of his songs reaching No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic Chart.
Mick's success extends beyond chart performance, with a remarkable presence on YouTube where 15 of his videos have been accepted by Promo Stream. His album 'Causes' garnered attention from industry elites, earning him a spot in the 64th Grammy Nominations. With an impressive track record of six appearances on the iTunes Singles Chart and one on the Album Chart with 'Brand New Love Songs', Mick has proven time and again his ability to create music that resonates with audiences across genres.
His music is not confined to digital platforms; Mick's songs are regularly featured on prominent radio stations such as BBC Surrey and BBC Sheffield, further solidifying his presence in the music industry.
In a testament to his prolific creativity, Mick recently released his 'Box Set Song Catalogue' comprising 60 songs spanning various genres including Pop, Rock, Ballads, R&B, Dance, Latin, and Country, along with three festive Christmas tunes.