Review: Taylor Dayne – Love Will Lead You Back (Pop)

This review covers the pop track Taylor Dayne – Love Will Lead You Back.

This track was released in 1990 as a single.

The track starts with a sort of chime melody backed by a high hat. Shortly after this, keys join the track. After a reverse cymbal, the vocals come in along with a bassline.

From there, the track goes into the main chorus backed by a more prominent drum kit and keys elements. In a subtle manner, a guitar element also joins this part of the track. The track then pulls back quite a bit at the end.

At this point, the track goes into the next verse. Part way through, the drum kit becomes more prominent. After this, the main chorus plays out again.

From here, there is an electric guitar solo backed by a choir element. After this, the vocals come back for another verse.

The main chorus comes back, but the vocals and some of the backing elements make a return. An even further altered version of the main chorus comes in. At the end of this, the track gradually breaks down for the last time.

The first part of the track is actually quite good. The main vocals and the slow tempo all set the themes nicely for the lyrics.

Another great element is the guitar solo. It is unexpected, yet it actually works well for this track. It probably helps that choir elements backed this element to help it become incorporated in with the rest of the track.

I was getting ready to say that this is a very solid and even a great track, but the final two rounds of the main chorus came in. At this stage of the track, it’s as if the vocals are trying way too hard to be climactic. Instead of hitting those awkward notes, maybe a more prominent roll with the electric guitar would have worked better if there is an effort to make the last part even more climactic. Heck, even just repeating the main chorus normally actually would have been sufficient in this case. The way it is now, it kind of becomes anti-climactic because it’s as if the track is falling apart by the last few parts. I was disappointed by this to be honest.

Overall, this is a pretty decent track. It would have been a great track, but the vocals at the end were quite awkward in my view. Still, there is some things to enjoy in this track such as the vocals in the first half of the track and even the guitar solo. A pretty decent track in the end.


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