BY YOUR SIDE - JASON TEVIN x CHRISTINE KENI x KIPRONO

BY YOUR SIDE - JASON TEVIN x CHRISTINE KENI x KIPRONO

A vast majority of people are lost when it comes to communicating their emotions to others and “By your side” is a standout track where Jason breaks down his struggles with a complicated romantic relationship. 💔 He does well to emphasize his melancholy through the grim compressed vocals that set the track’s downcast affect and blending together melodic alt-r&b vocals atop a flipped sound bed of breezy electronic guitars and driving drums. 🎸 I also enjoyed how stripped down this record is and it not being an overly-produced ballad which makes it very refreshing, but the true pinnacle of the song comes in with Christine’s delivery that interchanges between easy-going and spellbinding, as she allows herself to break free, bringing the instrumental along with her in the grandest, most powerful verse you’ll hear all week. 🎙✨ From the producer’s standpoint, Kiprono undoubtedly did well to create a soulful sonic world that adds colorful expression to the duos dream-like lyricism, making it to be one of the best examples of what happens when current r&b styles intersect with alternative music, and it is this balanced performance between cathartic expression and soulful serenades that did well to perfectly texturize the song’s narrative of an internal back and forth. 🥀 I’m surprised that this song came out months ago and I didn’t even know about it, but it really makes me excited to hear what else like it that he can make in the near future. 🌟