Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Goldroom ft. George Maple – Embrace

Our blurbs Embrace the… song… because… uh… the puns aren’t all gold, okay?


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Thomas Inskeep: Solid, no-frills pop-house: it’s the sound of today.
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Iain Mew: The vocal perfectly meets the instrumental coming in the opposite direction, Maple’s resignation and regret playing against a pulse that’s like a supporting shoulder. It offers her the energy to move on, one way or another, and hope suffuses the ambiguity.
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Patrick St. Michel: How far can a good groove carry a song? “Embrace” gets quite a bit out of it, though the addition of George Maple, Future Classic’s answer to Jessie Ware, adds some extra personality to what could have just been nice smartphone commercial music. 
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Will Adams: This comes down to a matter of vocal preference. The original, released two years ago featuring (uncredited) vocals from Ariela Jacobs, had a lightness to it with which George Maple’s fuller voice clashes slightly. Good thing the music didn’t change: those carbonated synth stabs! Those wispy trails of pads! The inverted harmony! But Jacobs’ original still has that extra touch of sweetness.
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Ramzi Awn: Everything about this song is perfect except the word “embrace.” Goldroom manages to break the mold.
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Brad Shoup: Phenomenal assonance, and a brutally effective Euroreggae synthriff to boot. That it’s in service of a crush makes it all the better.
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Megan Harrington: What I appreciate most about “Embrace” is that it makes me feel like a teenager dancing in the desert at the onset of a well timed — maybe miraculous — rainstorm. Without ever leaving the comfort of my teen-free bedroom. 
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Reader average: [7.5] (2 votes)

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