on March 29, 2017 | Last updated March 29, 2017
Stevie WonderSummer Soft
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (1)
5 LANE KEYS: MrBurpler
"Summer Soft" is an endearing and beautifully crafted piece garbed in exceptionally stimulating chord progressions and key changes that highlight Stevie's signature melodic singing. Notably, the song's spirited half step modulations seem to employ a healthy dose of the enharmonic keys and combined with those previously mentioned meticulous vocal chops of Mr. Wonder, the aura and personality of the song takes on an unusual warmth that feels fresh and different. By using more of the notes of the pentatonic scale to form the chords of this song, it isn't boring noodles anymore...we just went from plain ol' macaroni and cheese to a gourmet dish of Pasta Alfredo! You can't help but love the chef...Stevie definitely knows how to cook!
Lyrically, "Summer Soft" portrays an image of our world's ever changing seasons which include the pleasant and disheartening qualities of each. Yet as we adapt to the characteristics of each season, time brings the next season to the forefront and forces us to say goodbye to what was becoming familiar. Inherently, we start the process all over again with the new change in season.
Metaphorically speaking, "Summer Soft" is a musical representation of the natural flow of life with all of its ups and downs, ebbs and flows and constantly changing colors. Consequently, these very same concepts naturally apply to the human experience as well, whether it be situations, relationships, emotions and possibly (depending on one's spiritual belief) our very existence. Stevie Wonder poetically reiterates these observations with his infectiously joyous perspective, lifting our spirits as only Stevie Wonder can!