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John Arthur, Line of Letting Go (2019) Review
Published on June 30, 2019
April 6, 2019
LINE OF LETTING GO
“Line of Letting Go” is a throwback to the soft-rock era with a slightly cynical twist to breaking up. It is a fitting song for the 90s MTV generation that grew up with the Beavis and Butt-Head snarky music video commentary.
John Arthur Greene and Daniele Panza’s track “Line of Letting Go” wears its anguish like a badge of honour. The track’s focal point is the breakdown of a relationship that is nearing its bitter end.
The song isn’t as commercially friendly as I’d like to review but doesn’t have a lofty production bill either that so often slumps such soft rock fare quickly. The lyrics are a beast entirely on their own – with a proudly messy underpinned chorus that packs a meaty punch with its cynical outlook.
"The lyrics are a beast entirely on their own – with a proudly messy underpinned chorus that packs a meaty punch with its cynical outlook."
There is also some worthy guitar work to be noted that adds to the nostalgic feel of the proceedings. Vocally we get the infamous rocker vocal fry that is fitting for this type of song. The writing is outstanding, with a nice three-part structure that is propelled by the self-deprecating lyricism held together by the defiant and somewhat goading lead vocalist. Such themes and vocal tools are often lost in most digitally released downloads today, so it makes a pleasant change from the norm.
A colossus love song that would have had people slathering if it had been released way back in the 90s soft rock peak.