Review: Ace of Base – Cruel Summer (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Ace of Base – Cruel Summer.

This track was released in 1998 on the album Flowers.

The track starts off with a drum kit and some scratching. Non-lyrical vocals also join the track. The bass line along with some other effects.

Shortly after, the vocals take the track into the first verse. Backup vocals back the main vocals. After the vocals hit a longer note, they take the track into the main chorus. An instrumental section follows.

From there, the vocals take the track into the next verse. The scratching is also preset at that point. The vocals then take the track into the main chorus and is also backed by a piano. This is capped off with an instrumental section.

After that, the vocals take the track into another verse, but is slightly filtered. The vocals then take the track into the main chorus once again. Some small variations is thrown in as the main chorus is repeated. Orchestral hits are also present. After that, the vocals lead the track out.

A positive in this track is the fact that there is some good variety throughout the track. There’s vinyl scratching, piano, chimes, and a synth bass line to name a number of elements. This interesting set of elements does manage to give the track a reasonably full sound.

The vocals also work out well for this track. They are nicely layered in with each other.

Overall, this is a pretty good track. It’s got a good instrumental variety and some nice vocals. It is decently varied. So, a pretty nice track all around.


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