on April 12, 2017 | Last updated April 12, 2017
Stevie WonderSeems So Long
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (1)
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"Seems So Long" from 'Music of My Mind' is this weeks selection for Wonder Wednesdays. A whimsical ballad full of heart and soul, Mr. Wonder weaves a tale of love lost and the consequences of that painful experience. As time passes and love starts to find its way back into the heart, sometimes the emotional scars of the past inhibit trust in the process of falling in love again. Flexing his incomparable musical flair, Wonder reaches deep down and vocally delivers a powerful message of hope that if one can find and believe in trust, love will prevail. Stevie Wonder's musical arrangement of this song further validates his ability as a bona fide composer. Starting at a gentle gait, the music provides an introspective landscape into the world of a heartbroken soul. Wonder then begins to build momentum with his rich, warm keys and clever use of other instruments (all played exclusively by him) which begins to feel rather elating. Ultimately, the whole piece matures into a crescendo that convincingly gives vibrancy and relevance to his lyrics. Earlier work such as this was merely a precursor to all the great ballads that he would eventually give us later in his career.