Single Review: “No Air” by Rissi Palmer
Compared to the first version, this really isn’t to shabby. While it probably is a much better duet than a solo song, Rissi shows her stuff by preserving the emotional background to the song without any help. While I voted for Jordan to win and saw her as the most talented on the show, I think Rissi has her beaten in her version of this creative example of songwriting.
For those new to the tune, it’s a plea to a man, in this case, explaining how he has taken her breath away. However, in an ironic turn of events, he becomes the only thing that seems to keep her alive as she compares losing him to living without air. It’s a creative message and a new look at a breakup scenario. Despite it’s former pop sound, Rissi also manages to turn in a decent country twist to it which will probably be shot down by pop fans everywhere and probably cause a little insult on their part. Who cares, country songs have become successful pop and rock songs by taking away from the original’s “classic sound”, I think country has the right to do so as well once in a while. That being said it’s not a bad take on it really.