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Single Review: “Address In The Stars” by Caitlin & Will

March 13, 2009

In an apparent attempt to help the winning duo of Can You Duet make a more powerful surge towards radio success, their first single “Even Now” has been switched out for a more powerful single in “Address In The Stars”. This time around Caitlin takes the reins as the lead vocalist leaving it all up to her to carry the song through as it tackles the popular concept of death from a relatively unique and surprisingly effective angle.

Caitlin’s character, the song’s narrator, is put in the position of dealing with the death of a loved one and having so much that she still wants to say to the one she has lost. With that in mind she wishes that she could find a way to say these things and formulates letters containing her feelings, however the song comes to it’s dramatic climax when she reveals that no matter how hard she tries and wishes there is no address to send a letter or a last thought to in the stars, representing the heavens of course.

So what could be the problem in the duo’s emotionally charged and flawlessly performed tribute to the los? Well once again it is production. For the second consecutive time this duo show vocally that they are the real thing. Caitlin takes this song and completely blows it away, however the people behind the scenes amp up the background track to try and make it even more intense which in the end completely contradicts with everything the song has to offer. The performance is flawless, and despite its rather cliche subject matter the song is a real stand out, however the background track tries way to hard to carry Caitlin and the song along when in reality they both do just fine standing alone without any fancy production tricks to try and guide the way.

Listen: www.myspace.com/caitlinandwill

Grade: B-

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2009 10:42 pm

    Here we are agreeing again.

  2. Lynn Marie permalink
    March 14, 2009 2:07 am

    I was’nt gonna comment on the second invective, but I got mad cause you were mean. The thread is “Address in the Stars”, but I guess “Even Now” was too old a post and you must be seen. Stay away, Gaston.

  3. March 14, 2009 10:57 pm

    For the record, my above comment isn’t meant to pile on. I was just referring to the fact that CB and I rarely agree on these things and joke around about it when we happen to agree once in awhile.

  4. cowboybleau permalink*
    March 15, 2009 6:56 pm

    We’ve been agreeing a lot lately actually leeann.

  5. March 15, 2009 11:25 pm

    Yes, I’ve noticed.:)

  6. March 19, 2009 11:08 pm

    There’s nothing cliche about losing a loved-one. When you experience significant loss, it’s painfully impossibly fresh and real. I do agree that the production, in particular for me the wailing guitars, are over the top.

  7. Maya Johns permalink
    April 2, 2009 9:58 pm

    I love the production. No wonder all these country records are so boring- reviewers like you! I would much rather hear something that moves me than a bunch of corny crap that country radio plays. Way to go Caitlin and Will and whoever produced this song. It is perfect!

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