The Mighty Prospect’s return with “Count On Me” this week presents every bit of style and skill as his previous releases, though in this case the song comes with a distinctly meaningful and quite striking underlying concept and story line. The music itself is blissfully ambient – a few gentle riffs make up the signature soundscape in a subtle yet memorable way. This musicality lays the foundation well for the reflective lyricism and emotion that follows.
There’s a lot of space on this record, the vibe is light and atmospheric – laying bare certain ideas and really keeping your focus on the thoughts within, as well as allowing you that room and that time to consider and understand it all. The songwriting deals with a young person conflicted with pending decisions – this is done with a few simple details and an easy going verse leading softly and smoothly up towards a distinctly melodic hook.