This Song is Hauntingly Beautiful. - Frank Bell: Home (Music Video)
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posted 27 Aug 2018 by Krister Axel
Every sound, every note, makes a mark: from the small notes on the piano, to the dynamic swell of the bass and the inflections from the lead vocal.

The slow build here is so committed, so eternal, and when the groove kicks in, the control and sparsity of the drum performance is stunning. With just a few parts: the guitar, the bass, the drums, the electric piano, and of course that vocal, Frank Bell builds a truly exceptional arrangement using the same tricks a live band uses: coordinated syncopation between parts, building tension by staggering the instruments, and a raw impassioned quality to the vocal that ties it all together.

Every sound, every note, makes a mark: from the small notes on the piano, to the dynamic swell of the bass and the inflections from the lead vocal. Counter-intuitively, with less to listen to, the more you hear. It's a gorgeous lento ballad about love and making the most of each moment.

Frank Bell is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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