In the world of music, some songs entertain, and then some songs touch your soul. “november” by Holly Jade undoubtedly falls into the latter category. Co-written with friends Stephen Ordoñez and Jamesfromtheinternet, this song is a moving and raw tribute to friendship and loss.
“November” opens with soothing guitar lines, setting the tone for what is to come. Holly Jade’s voice, with its husky and low-toned vulnerability, immediately draws you in. It’s a voice that carries the weight of experience. It’s ideally suited for the theme.
At its core, “november” is a song about loss and the uncertainty of how to navigate the grieving process. The lyrics are both descriptive and anecdotal. The lyrics poignantly capture the essence of a friendship that thrived on shared experiences, dreams of the future, and a fearless, youthful spirit. The evocative imagery of growing up by the beaches, sharing cheap bottles, and dreaming of the future resonates deeply.
The pace of the song is deliberate, allowing the listener to absorb each word and reflect on its meaning. The inclusion of unscripted voices in between adds a touch of authenticity, making the song feel raw and real.
The chorus, “You know I never believed in God, but damn if I did, I’d say he takes the best ones early,” speaks to the unfairness of losing someone too soon.
“november” is a heartfelt tribute that reminds you of the fragility of life and the enduring bonds we must cherish while they are still alive.
Review By: Naomi Joan