From LA, singer-songwriter Maggie McClure released her latest single Be Right Here For You, just a couple of months after her Christmas duet with Shane Henry hit the Yuletide scene. The artist previously had her music featured on shows such as Dr Phil, Cougar Town and The Hills, with over one thousand performances across forty US states throughout her career. She’s rubbed shoulders with some of the greats that have worked behind the scenes for her third album Time Moves On, some being Justin Glasco and Dan Wilson who worked on Adele’s hit Someone Like You. This album focuses on her own personal journey moving from one city to another to further her career. It explores the ups and downs of life in a new environment and the ways in which one has to push and manoeuvre to get to their dream.
Let me start off by saying that this song is super catchy. The chordal structure, the rhythm and the lyrics all give upbeat and positive vibes, and the combination has you clicking your fingers to the beat. My only issue with the music occurred in the third verse, where the first phrase used simple on-the-beat almost staccato chords for every instrument. I think it would have been best to reserve this for the piano and drums, leaving the other instruments to do something else in the background. McClure’s vocals were smooth and well-suited to the song and I enjoyed her jazzy vibrato on the longer notes. She didn’t attempt any ad lib or fancy vocal work which I would have liked to hear, but I do acknowledge that if she had it could have detracted from the overall sing-a-long feel of the track.
Be Right Here For You is probably one of the most catchy songs I’ve heard all year. It’s a fun getaway from real life that makes the listener feel good about the world. I give it 9/10.
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