Review: CeCe Peniston – We Got a Love Thang (Pop)

This review covers the pop track CeCe Peniston – We Got a Love Thang.

This track was released in 1992 on the album Finally.

The track starts off with some clapping and some brass element. Some vocals come in. Shortly after, the vocals go through the main chorus. This is backed by some string synth.

After this, the vocals take the track into the first verse. This is backed by some more synths with shorter notes. After this, the track goes into the main chorus.

From there, the vocals go into the next verse without any real transition. After this, the vocals then take the track straight back into the next round in the main chorus. This is capped off with some brass and a sprinkling of vocals.

At this point, elements of the main chorus repeats, but is modified somewhat. An organ element then comes in. This is layered by some other key elements. From there, the vocals take the track into the main chorus again. This is capped off with a section that emphasizes the keys. There is some pitch-bending of the vocals as well.

The next section starts off with some brass elements. What follows is another round of the main chorus. From there, the pitch-bending vocals continue as the track then fades out.

One thing I think is pretty good is the vocals. Especially during the main chorus, the vocals are very harmonious with the other elements in the track. Combined with the short notes on the string elements, there is even a nice rhythm going on here.

My problem with the track is that there is very little distinguishing verse and chorus. This is especially true in the first portion of the track. There just isn’t that much in audio variety found. Having said that, this does improve on the later portions of the track. The more instrumental sections finally give this track some variety, but I would have liked to have seen that towards the beginning as well.

In the later portions of the track, I was about to say that there is nothing really distinct about the track, but there is the use of the pitch-bending vocals. So, there is an element that gives this track a rather distinct sound. I’m on the fence as to whether or not this is sufficient, though.

Overall, this is a passable track. The first portion is rather weak with nothing really distinct separating the chorus and verses. The second portion does improve things with a few instrumental sections and some pitch bending vocals. While the vocals are pretty good, it’s hard to really pick out much that is impressive in any way here. A passable track, but there are better ones out there.


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