New Music: Shontelle ‘Say Hello to Goodbye’

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Mikey Fresh / May 13, 2011

Still squeezing the juice from her fsophomore album, No Gravity, Shontelle brings another treat to the plate… country style. The Bajan beauty isn’t singing about being over Jimmy Choos as she suggested on her 08′ hit, “T-Shirt,” but instead she’s gone a tad bit left from her traditional R&B sound and adapted a country accent over pop-rock production on her latest single “Say Hello to Goodbye.”

It’s almost as if the lyrics to “Say Hello to Goodbye” can be found in every women’s diary, well the ones who have invested into a loving relationship with an significant other. And then,t finally built up the courage to say deuces after the pain and suffering has become enough. The song is the perfect anthem for those who believe in the ol’ Nietzsche quote, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Point blank.

On the rhythm side of things, perhaps producer Martin Hansen was seeking a 90s’ rock Top 40 hit with the inspiration of Joan Osbourne’s classic song “One of Us,” in mind. The two songs open with similar electric guitar riffs, giving light, yet hazy arpeggios. The two tracks also share mid-tempo percussion with similar chord progression, only sung in a different key. To be more precise and current, tints can be traced,

Is the new pop-rock ballad working for Shontelle? You be the judge. No Gravity is out now, cop it via iTunes. —Shabazz

New Music: Shontelle “Say Hello to Goodbye”