- Bryon Harris
Sunny Bleau and the Moons-"Winning"
Review by Patrick Joseph
"Winning" is a slithering, intense song with great energy and sass. An engaging and gritty lead vocal delivers this “break up” song with all of the strength and power that you would hope for. The rhythm section is precise and driving, while a clap track adds a persistent downbeat to the music. A cool, smoky guitar melody is mysterious and broody, perfect for the song.
Lyrically, "Winning," tells the classic tale of love gone sour. The protagonist in this song has been mistreated, and she’s simply not having it.
“This didn’t turn out the way you thought it would, You thought I’d roll on over; you miss understood.”
The energy of the vocal delivery makes these lyrics delightful.
“I ain’t got the time to beg you to stay /Cuz, you’re a grown-ass man and I won’t play your game, I don’t need your lies, just wanna’ say goodbye, I ain’t stoppin’ you, No baby, not this time.”
Part female empowerment and part universal perseverance, these lyrics speak to everyone who’s been through a tough time.
The arrangement of "Winning" is concise and incredibly effective. Bluesy verses set the mood while a catchy “sing-along” chorus adds an interesting harmonic layer that will grab listeners and demand attention. Excellent songwriting. Phenomenal instrumental performances set the perfect stage for a dynamic and explosive lead vocal. Overall, this is the perfect song to crank up the volume and blow off some steam.
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About Sunny Bleau and the Moons
American Singer-Songwriter, Kelly Day, is "Sunny Bleau". The sultry, gregarious, and personable woman called "Sunny Bleau" is known for her straightforward lyrics, passionate performances, strong vocals, and playful personality. Kelly was given the nickname "Sunny" when she was younger. People close to Kelly describe her as a ray of sunshine when she enters a room. As Kelly and her Producer and song-writing partner, Nicholas A. Cocco, started to work on her first singles and stage show they wanted to create something that felt like an escape from the everyday. They also wanted to create something that would stand out in the Pop Blues genre. Combining Kelly's nickname "Sunny" with a creative and slightly suggestive spelling of the word blue (Bleau) was the first step. But who is Sunny Bleau?
"Sunny Bleau looks at life through rose-colored glasses (literally). She always sees the glass as half full and she is always ready to have a good time. Sunny is who every person who feels like life shit all over them wants to be around! Think about who and what you could be and do if only... people could look past the size, shape, and color of another person. If only people would stop telling us that we're no good, or that we're not talented enough, or that we're too heavy or too short! What would life be like without hurt or abuse? Imagine a life without regret! Yes, a life without social depression! A life without being afraid! A life where you don't feel unworthy! A life without racism or classism... a life without labels!
Sunny lives in that imaginary utopia where love and acceptance flow like honey and carbohydrates (and maybe a protein) are served at every meal! Sunny is big, beautiful, bold, strong, and compassionate. She isn't afraid of life, love, romance, or her curves! She tells stories about what's in her heart that offer a simple escape from the craziness of the world. She isn't afraid to put herself out there for the world to see and to escape with! Sunny is on a journey to provide a musical vehicle to all who need to feel included in a positive, warm, playful environment.
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