Copenhagen – Helen Boulding

4 stars (out of 5)


Helen BouldingThis opens with Helen Boulding’s fabulous voice and acoustic and bass guitars adding a pedal steel (if I’m not mistaken) for the 1st verse and builds up to a very catchy chorus which I was singing along to at the second listen. What more could you want from a single?

The production builds up through the song fairly conventionally, using a string section which is fairly standard until the introduction of a discordant theme towards the end which adds a little spice before bringing things to a close.

If you pay closer attention to the lyrics, you’ll discover that this is about a fairly dissipated time in a very dissipated part of Copenhagen, which contrasts very well with the string arrangement.

You should expect to hear a lot more from Helen Boulding in the near future, because this isn’t the best song on the album, and it’s not the most obvious single (in my opinion).
It will sound great on the radio (apparently Radio 2 are already giving it plenty) and should generate some interest in the album (check out the review elsewhere on the site), which is well worth checking out if you like quality songs and great vocals.

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