Joanna Weston is at it again with her new single “What Are We Fighting For?” I’ve been listening to Joanna now for a while and I think this is her best release yet. Here’s why…
I’ve enjoyed every one of Joanna’s songs that I have heard, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t needed some TLC. With her new single she is definitely getting up to the pop star status in my book! First off, the most noticeable improvement with her music is the production quality. Straight out of the gate it’s obvious she has spent some extra time cultivating her songs in pre-production and spending just that much more time on them in the studio.
I love the Euro-Folk sound and I’m a big fan of many artists in the vein and locale. The strings used melodically in the background compliment not only the music but Joanna’s voice. Joanna fits right in with artists in my collection such as Emiliana Torrinni, Morcheeba, and others.
My one critique for this song is that is sounds like Joanna is straining her voice to hit some of the high notes. I’m not sure if this is a stylistic thing or if she’s truly straining. If she’s straining I would recommend an obvious key change to just a step or so below the original. Having said that though, overall this tune is probably the best yet I’ve heard from Joanna. Again, the production is better than ever and even though I mentioned something about the way her voice sounds does not in any way mean that I don’t like it or didn’t enjoy the performance.
The video is beautiful and just as well produced as the song. I would love for Joanna to come out with a full length album in the near future. All of these single releases are killing me! LOL! In a good way of course…always leave ’em wanting more! Excellent work Joanna Weston! Let’s all get in touch with her and let her know WE WANT MORE! WE WANT MORE!
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