SR Records (label)
29 March 2019 (released)
Lauren Ray gears up for the release of her sophomore album with latest single ‘Moment’.
While reviewing Ray’s previous EP Inside This Silence Music-News.com praised the warm energy the artist brought to her work. ‘Moment’ continues in that vein.
The track takes up the idea of embracing each moment in life, before facing death, unafraid and ready for the next adventure. The song also appears to centre around living up to the hopes of love ones.
Quoted in promotional notes for the album the singer reveals that:
“it’s about my family and my parents and letting them know that “I know love because [they] showed me love”.
Ray showcases both her vocal and written talents as even in dealing with, loss, and death, she still manages a tender feel good piece. The artist sings “Here, gone, your never missing. I know love because you showed me love”.
Although the song’ s chorus dominates, it’s simple universal connection carries it through. The desire to make lost loved ones proud is something that most listeners can surely relate with, and the autobiographical feel brings with it an emotional power.
Drums and guitar gently build the track, before kicking up the gear later in proceedings. Producer Julian Emery (McFly)and mixer Cenzo Townsend (George Ezra,U2) have helped to craft radio friendly light pop-rock.
Ashley Munro-esque vocals are tinged with the slightest of vocal effect to complete the pop flavour. While the Englishman’s voice is strong enough without computerized assistance, it doesn’t do any harm either.
Overall, ‘Moment’ manages the difficult task of tackling the looming prospect of death while still leaving a smile on the listener’s face. It’s a touching and sentimental offering.