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Glenn Shayne - “Fallin feat. Dusty Hughes”

Review by Anthony Nguyen & Staff

With an infectiously upbeat charisma and excellent musicianship “Fallin” by Glenn Shayne Feat Dusty Hughes is a fantastic song. The drums and bass are extremely tight. The drums are nice and punchy while still maintaining a steady rhythm. The bass works in tandem with the drums to create a nice push and pull that gives the song a rock solid foundation. The guitars follow in the same vein, they are full of energy and really help push the song. The muted trumpet is an excellent addition. It’s tone is reminiscent of something you might hear from a Miles Davis record, and while it is not an instrument heard in this genre normally it works perfectly. Little liens here and there ensure the pace never gets stale. The vocals are performed with a fantastic energy that is the perfect cherry on top to a great song. Every note is filled with heart and fire that the vocals are mesmerizing to listen to.

The intro starts off with the band going full energy and muted trumpet flaring and it grabs listeners immediately. The first verse is low in energy relatively compared to the rest of the song, but this is a clever arranging choice designed to make sure the song is always increasing in pace. By the first the time the catchy chorus is over audiences will already be awaiting its next rendition. There is a muted trumpet solo towards the middle of the song that serves as a nice palate cleanser before the regular song form comes back. The last chorus is an explosion of cathartic energy (in large part due to the riveting vocals). The song ends with a bang and it does a good job closing the curtains on a great production. All the sections flow into each other quite well, making for an exciting listening experience for the entirety of the piece.

The inspiration for the song comes from that electric feeling of getting somebody to fall for you. That moment of pure bliss is a powerful emotion and this song is able to capture that sentiment well. It’s clear when I’m near, you fell by my spell, I wrapped you up and took you” is just one example of the fantastic lyric writing that is evident throughout the song. With stellar production values and a heartfelt performance from Dusty, “Fallin” by Glenn Shayne is a masterpiece in songwriting and production.

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About The Songs Of Songwriter Glenn Shayne

Glenn Shayne is the former owner of Glenn's Quarterdeck Lounge, Treasure Island, Florida. It was located at 145-107th Ave. Treasure Island, Fl. 33706. From 1983-1986 Glenn's Quarterdeck Lounge was the Premier club for Live Entertainment in the Tampa Bay area. Glenn Shayne has been writing Lyrics since 1985.

Glenn has had three songs on WOA Records Independent Number 1'S Volume 8,9, and 10. His song "Why Are You Forbidden" went to Number 1 on the iTunes South African Country Music Chart on March 25th, 2020. In September of 2020 "Your Love Bleeds In Me" went to number 8 on the UK itunes music chart for singer/songwriters.


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