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Telen Rodwell

From the very opening piano line, you know where you stand with the new track from Telen Rodwell. Like his previous single ‘Heart of Gold’ this is a pop track that’s swimming in excellent production and some nice lyrical touches. Gone this time is the acoustic guitar, replaced with a piano part that makes up most of the chord pattern, underpinning a vocal performance that’s particularly good in the bridge/pre-chorus section.
Despite the switch to piano, this remains an upbeat entry into the Telen Rodwell canon, another example of pop music done right – a real treat for mainstream music fans who could do a lot worse than check out the full LP ‘Shadowman’.
The LP itself, more varied than the first two singles might suggest, is an excellent example of how a songwriter can tell stories through pop tropes – it will be interesting to see which track comes out as the next single.