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Single Review: “Belongs To You” by Emerson Drive

November 11, 2008

The neat thing about Emerson Drive is that they really know how to turn a balled. They mastered their hit “Moments” last year and scored their first #1. They now prepare for their fourth album release and their second for Midas Records with yet another balled, this time a love tune. “Belongs To You” re-instills that sense of honesty and meaning in lead singer Brad Mates voice that has glorified many unreleased tracks from their first three project..but it takes a new direction that actually backfires a little.

The song itself is pretty solid, a romantic tribute to a woman from a man explaining that everything he is belongs to her forever. The message comes off clearly and almost flawlessly, but the rendition isn’t so close to perfection. While it contains the same power and momentum as “Moments”, it lacks the intensity. Brad attempts to reveal the romantic significance of the lyric by almost whispering rather than just belting it out. While this is a relatively smart decision for a delicate song like this it almost leaves it underdone and having to work much harder to keep the listener interested. Once again a solid offering from one of the genre’s biggest underdogs, but it leaves the listener asking for a little bit more in the very end.

listen: www.myspace.com/emersondrive

Grade: B-

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One Comment leave one →
  1. joe permalink
    January 5, 2012 12:37 pm

    I honestly believe that he is upset that he hurt his relationship with his girl so he is turning to prayer in hopes that god will help him get back to her.

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