Review: Stevie B – Because I Love You (The Postman Song) (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Stevie B – Because I Love You (the Postman Song).

This track was released in 1990 as a single.

The track starts with some piano and string elements. From there, the vocals come in. After a bit, the main chorus comes in.

The next verse then comes in with the string elements pulled back. The next round of the main chorus comes in after. This section follows a chime melody.

After this, the vocals come in for the next verse. After a reverse cymbal, the main chorus comes in again. This follows a piano solo backed by string elements. Gradually, the track then fades out.

For me, the general elements that are used do sound good together. The strings, the vocals, and the piano all give this track a nice smooth and emotional sound together. What I also like is the chime solo which is not something I hear that often in a track. The chime melody does offer some variety to the track.

My problem with the track is that, save for the chime melody, there really isn’t much in the way of variety. While the transitions between verse and chorus are very smooth, this is only because the elements never really change that much throughout the entire track. As a result, I do find myself getting rather bored by the end of the track.

The vocals are well done. They are articulate and they sound great. The problem here is that the lyrics use a number of musical cliche’s along the way. So while the lyrics are sung well, the lyrics themselves don’t strike me as being particularly creative. In fact, they have a sort of worn down aspect to them.

Generally speaking, this is one of those nice and happy songs. A lot of the elements do make for a pleasant listening experience. The problem is that there is little variety save for a chime solo part way through. While the vocals are well done, the lyrics come off as cliche at times. So, while this is a decent track all around, there’s better out there.


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