• Avicii inspired with solid enrichments
• Lovely and narrative vocal alongside the melody
• Unusual complexity in such a radio-friendly environment
Yes, I am leaning slightly towards the commercial spectrum today, it will be quite a surprise if you have already guessed the style of my pick. I had chance of listening to this beautiful composition by German act Jonart, and it has impressed me to such ends that I am proud to premier and vouch for it here firsthand.
As you might enquire, why am I suddenly premiering a “commercial” tune? Our focus has been towards the underground domains for the most parts, but sometimes a heartwarming Avicii vibe instrumental does wonder to my inspiration and mood. Jonart also talked to me about the back story behind “Say You Won’t Go”, and a couple of details that sets its apart in my opinion.
At top of the list comes the melody. Albeit complex, perhaps a bit much and even if it doesn’t strike as catchy as easy-to-grasp ballad, the pattern evolves over the course of sixteen bars in an intricate schematics. This is a courageous move, if not risky, for a radio-friendly tune. The creator told me that he has grown tired of shorter melodies and prefers to tell a story instead. That’s true: together with the melancholic vocal, the hook of “Say You Won’t Go” speaks volume, progressing and ever-changing during its sequences in a constantly altering environment. Jonart, in fact, uses various instruments, from trumpets to bells and a piano dominating the structure. A classic selection, without addition of any oddity or unusual elements, but the ensemble is refreshing and unpredictable in its own way. In the long run however, there was overbearing feeling that it was turning chaotic; again, it’s a bold move when one decides to put together so much material.
Jonart’s idol is Avicii, who clearly inspired this upcoming musician (and thousands of others), yet we don’t have a textbook “copy-cat” as it often happens with this specific style. The mentioned producer took all this influence to create something more intricate and peculiar, reinvigorated the stereotypical trumpet-piano drop with other supporting tools.
It is safe to conclude that “Say You Won’t Go” may please a more alternative underground than expected, because it experiments despite the standard commercial blueprint. Jonart’s story is endearing, and a lot of potential exudes from his mentality.