Song Review: Eyes on You
Electronic pop meets big band in this seductive power ballad. Elena Ramona's latest single reeks of passion and sensual desire. 'you've got me doing things I wouldn't do/I lose myself with you.' Mm, very sexy.
Tender piano is played in the verses over a 6/8 drum pattern. It builds up to a climatic chorus, sounding up to the heavens as her longing for this person swoops upwards. The listener is teased with soft electric guitar breaks in between the crowning glory of the chorus.
Comparisons of her lover to a drug resonate with the falling and rising of the song's instrumental pattern. 'You're no good for me but you're all I need/Can't get enough of your ecstasy.' Like a drug, she is hooked on the touch and feel of her lover, yet knows she shouldn't be. This person is forbidden fruit, the object of her lust and craving.
The grand string section shows how captivated she is, and how swept off her feet she's become. Her heart rises and falls, caught between what is right and what feels good. The middle eight section is crowned with autotuned vocal harmonies over the drums, breaking the song up before returning to the enrapturing chorus. The song ends on a softer note, the resolution of her grand gesture of love.
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