SONG OF THE DAY: Grace Valerie – “Not For Love”
Discovered by American Idol Judge Randy Jackson, Grace Valerie launched onto the scene with her electro confection “When the Lights Go Down” which found success in the clubs and youtube. For “Not for Love,” she worked with producer busbee (Alexandra Burke, Pink, Kelly Clarkson) to create a story song in the tradition of a Meatloaf epic. The soft piano intro highlights the vulnerable emotions of the chorus while every time she repeats it, the intensity and power increases. Though completely pop in the production, remixes would be powerful on the dance floor – even if they are based on just the memorable chorus over stomping electro beats (though including the verse would be nice also.) The video shows the power of love through sports and determination, and while I don’t want to give away the story line – it could easily be embraced by a large population as a protest theme to the host country of the Winter Olympics.
Image courtesy of Grace Music.