Tough times aren’t uncommon in life. More often than not, we may think that our lives are just full of hardships, and we have to brave through them all alone. But sometimes, we’re actually just so blinded by these thoughts that we forget what we have.
“Change” is a collaboration between songwriter/producer Andrew Caryl and singer okafuwa that reminds the listener that you’re not alone. That you have someone who’s there for you during the good and bad times.
The song is filled with emotion by okafuwa’s soulful and smooth vocals. It’s strong, simply powerful with how it is. His voice is truly fitting for the genre of the track, but this wouldn’t be possible without Caryl’s structuring and composition of the song itself, whose presence is felt throughout.
His writing is utterly poetic, and the prominent use of beats with the melodies simply being subtle features of the song isolates the emotional vocals even more in the best way possible. This effect overall gives the track a better sense of emotional clarity, as if there was some urgency to the message of it all.
In the end, it’s a song that will move you, and make you realize that you are loved. It’s a reminder that your significant other isn’t just there for you to appreciate and be with, but for both of you to raise each other up. That you are able to “Change”.
Stream the song below.
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