Review: Seal – Crazy (Downtempo)

This review covers the downtempo track Seal – Crazy.

This track was released in 1990 as a single. It was released with the track Sparkle.

The track starts with some synth pads and some soft vocals. A brief guitar is heard before a synth melody and bassline comes in. After this, the vocals come in.

When the main chorus hits, some additional synths come in part way through, there are some guitar chords that come in as well. This section is capped off with a drum solo.

The track then drops off a fair bit in the next verse. At this stage, it’s the verse with some guitars and some synth pads.

After this, the track goes into the final main chorus. This repeats as the track fades out.

What I like about this track is that there is a certain kind of flow to this track. It pulls back nicely to emphasize different points and ramps things up in other parts. It’s a little peculiar that, sometimes, a verse is more emphasized on than the chorus, though.

The vocals were also quite interesting. They manage to be laid back, but at the same time, they are quite articulate. Sometimes, certain accents are used as a reason for why some lyrics are hard to understand. I’ve heard tracks with very similar accents that are hard to understand. In this case, I heard the words quite clearly. So, as far as I’m concerned, this gets a thumbs up from me.

What I also like about this track is the laid back sound to it all. There is the use of the wah guitar, but this takes a minor roll in the overall track. I would say this actually strengthens the track by quite a bit in the end. The added synths nicely compliments the track.

Overall, this is definitely an enjoyable laid back track. The vocals are nicely done and the track has a nice flow. The synths and instrument combination works very well together and makes for a nice listening experience. I call this an all around enjoyable track to listen to.

Score
7.5/10

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