Swallow by Victoria Finehout-Vigil: Review
“Swallow” impresses us with its captivating melodies and the vocal line. It is a mesmerizing song about longing to be with someone you can’t be with. A representation of a moment in time that you must swallow and let go of because it’s not yours to have. It’s the forbidden fruit that you crave so much but just can’t have.
Built with resonant harmonies and layers of guitar, culminating in a deep bass and cavernous vocals to feel like you’ve been momentarily transported through a siren song. Kit Conway, the producer, made a funny comment: “This is the type of song that brings men to their watery graves.”
The lyrics remind us of the person we are totally in love with but can not go through the happy days together. The girl wanted to embrace the person she loved and chew then swallow but couldn’t, she seemed to fall into a deep desperate hole, alone in that darkest place with a broken heart. The singer’s soulful voice makes it impossible for listeners to get rid of their own past images. It seems that everyone has experienced this feeling at least once in their life. When Colin and Kit heard my vocals, I felt color enter the room again. This was a solo project by Victoria Finehout-Vigil – singer, and songwriter. She wanted to write a song with interlacing harmonies that was vocally driven and far more instrumentally driven. Her intention was to capture the moment of desire and disappointment with as simple and stripped-down elements as possible. As a result, this song entirely breaks our heart!
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Photo credits: Artist: Clare Kim
Review by: Sophia Aleksandra