- Bryon Harris
California ™ feat. Les Fradkin - 'Perfect World'
By Patrick Joseph
“Perfect World” is an uplifting opus featuring huge sonic textures and an infectious melody. Fradkin’s trademark production mastery and bold instrumental choices are on full display on this track which will certainly have you dancing and singing along. This song packages tons of energy and positivity with driving rhythms and a relatable message. Listeners will fall in love with the density of instrumental contributions which somehow maintain a light and airy feeling of transcendence.
Lyrically, “Perfect World” is a true love song. Fradkin’s earnest vocal delivery and the sheer power of the track as a whole place these lyrics in a sincere and inspirational light. “I’m living in a perfect world, I’m living with a perfect girl, who's perfectly happy to keep with an imperfect guy like me.” The purity of expression in these lyrics makes them impossible to resist. “It's a perfect world, Through the fall and winter hold each other oh so tight, In a perfect world with you in my arms tonight.” These lyrics allow listeners a sense of peace.
The arrangement of “Perfect World” is intricate and highly satisfying. Explosive guitar expressions sit underneath a featured vocal melody which is endearing and exciting. Steady percussion tracks mix perfectly with an active bass line to create effective dynamic peaks and valleys. Keyboard and staccato guitar rhythms create an insistence which serves the music. A quick bridge adds yet another dimension while the melodic theme is never lost, allowing this song to effectively communicate its message. Quality production techniques highlight a well written song in “Perfect World”...your new favorite power pop smash from California featuring Les Fradkin.
About California, feat. Les Fradkin
The group California, featuring Les Fradkin (Vocals, Bass, Piano, Mellotron, Guitars, Producer and Songwriter) as it’s founding Original Member and still leading the group to this day, were Laurie Records recording Artists in the 1970’s and 1980’s. California had several Hit Singles during that time period including “See You In September”, “Jeans On”,“Summer Fun Medley” and “He’s Almost You”. Other California highlights included an appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand TV show singing “Summer Fun Medley” as well as a Top 50 UK Chart placing for “He’s Almost You”. In fact, in 2020, a California B-Side “Paris (1945)” roared to the top of the Dutch and EU Charts.
Now, California thunders back at RRO Entertainment with all new material. California returns with Les Fradkin - Vocals, Bass, Mellotron, Piano, Guitars, Ztar, Songwriter and Co-Production and Loretta Pieper Fradkin - Vocals, Songwriter and Co-Production. Les and Loretta have co authored numerous hits during 2022, including 8 consecutive #1 UK Indie Radio Chart hits for Les Fradkin as a Solo Artist, several #1 hits on Los Angeles, California Indie Radio as well as “Under The Covers” placing at #50 in the Billboard Media Base CHR Activator Chart. For 2022 release, California presents it’s brand new Original Hit Single “Perfect World”!
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