|Track by Track Review
|Walking on a Winter Night|
Bouncy and fun, this is catchy. Considering that some of the lyrics are in Chinese, that really speaks to how well the song is written.
|Rhythm & Blues|
This feels a bit more serious. It’s got a pretty and rather lush arrangement. It’s not as instantly accessible as the opener was, but it’s got a lot of charm and magic built into it. There is a bit of an exploration into jazzy territory later, too.
|When You Sleep|
Although much of the same pop music vibe is here, this has some variety. That comes in the form of a bit of classical, symphonic element.
|Just a Feeling|
This is slower and gentler. It’s a pretty piece of music that’s basically a classically tinged modern pop tune. I’d consider this one of the highlights of the set, really.
The arrangement on this is quite lush. It has some hints of progressive rock, but still lands thoroughly in modern pop music territory.
This is quirky, that’s for sure. It’s also quite tied to electronic music. Yet, it’s still bouncy and accessible. It’s also lots of fun.
Folk music, jazz and more merge on this playful number. The vocal arrangement really sells it more than anything else. This is one of my favorite tunes here. It’s accessible and also meaty.
|The Bicycle Song|
On the one hand, there are no major changes here. However, this is one of the best songs of the disc. It’s bouncy and classy and just a great tune.
Classical music merges with folk and even some progressive rock here. This is another powerful piece.
This seems related to “Hit the Road, Jack,” but the title would give that indication. Musically there are some hints of blues in this, but overall it’s got a lot of folk and jazz built into it. It’s another strong tune that could be considered a highlight.
As good as the rest of the set is, this might be the best song of the set. There is a lot of folk music in the mix, but it’s also got quite a bit of progressive rock in the mix. It’s dramatic and powerful. It’s also very pretty. It’s a dynamic number that manages to be quite accessible while changing throughout. Whether you think there are better songs here or not, (and personally, I don’t) this is a great way to end things.
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