Band-Aid is a new single from Cincinnati-based singer-songwriter, Frankly Speaking featuring Kelsey Ray. The song blends elements of folk, alternative, indie pop and even a bit of light hip hop. The vocals of Kelsey Ray are phenomenal. She has one of the better voices I’ve heard in recent memory and gives a technically strong and endearing performance. The tone of the track is balanced out nicely with Frankly Speaking’s casual, sentimental and creative delivery.
In terms of songwriting, the track has a rich and complex structure, making use of vocal layering and a plethora of organic instrumentals. While the lyrical content reflects fallout of a bittersweet romance, the ambiance is pretty and bright. This is a classic folk duet, updated stylistically for 21st century appeal. Production quality is top notch, and the mix is brimming with sonic detail. Frankly Speaking is obviously a gifted songwriter, and everything is weaved together here masterfully.
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