sing a song’s “CATERPILLAR” is perhaps his most emotionally driven creative offering yet. Despite the simplicity of the music, and the lone soundscape, there is something extremely captivating about those opening few notes and the softly dramatic way in which they appear.
The music has you hanging hopefully on every moment, somehow following this instrumental story with intense concentration. The pop genre would be a somewhat irrelevant label in this case, as really the first thing to grab you when listening is the reality of the art. The title suggests a realness, a devotion, and the music almost immediately explores the feelings behind the song, and the concept as well.
Musically the track combines an addictive riff and a lightly energetic music line in among a laid-back, almost soap-opera-style synth melody. The track smashes it, the creative play within the production and the structure is mildly theatrical, always appealing, easy to listen to, and offers the consistent good vibes needed to make music matter. Furthermore, the vocals running out alongside all of this add a sincere element of depth, of truth; the song has power.
The song is openly warm and declarative of the songwriter’s true feelings. It comes as an honest and proud dedication to faith, and everything from the chords chosen, to the performance, the added instrumental riffs, and the gentle and very real sound of the leading voice – all play a part in reinforcing this honesty and this dedication. In terms of songwriting, the verse melodies are very easy to listen to, they draw focus to the words – this again is underlined further by the minimal use of instrument variation – and the hook section is undeniably memorable.
The key line is one that many people will already be familiar with as a common phrase, and so to give it a melody, in this case, is to add a great level of appeal. The song comes with optimistic energy, and the performance has a calmness to it that adds further to this hopeful and peaceful ambiance. There is talk of a struggle in the lyrics, and a consistent effort to find satisfaction, and all of this is directed via a one-on-one conversational style. All of this gives off the impression for the listener that they are something of a fly on the wall, peering in on something deeply personal and reflective, and this again adds a level of interest.