JJunkai ft Amelia Day has recently released their new single “Lalaland” to all the audience with a great vibe. On top of that initial melodic individuality, JJunkai’s voice has a fairly unique sound – it fits the tone of this alternative pop feel pretty flawlessly, but it also offers plenty in the way of personality, which, working in unison with the lyrics, lets you get a little closer to the artist as an individual. His accent adds authenticity, and his effortless ability to move back and forth between the lighter, higher notes, and those heavier, more passionately intense ones is consistently impressive. He brings a certain flair and brightness to the song that works really well.
As a leading artist, JJunkai takes a notably natural and fairly flawless approach to performance. This sort of song, with this sort of delicately uplifting bounce, requires a certain style of vocalist and a certain sense of confidence and character to effectively present it. JJunkai has this technique down, or perhaps more accurately – you can hear that it’s genuine, that this is precisely the sort of music he loves to make, and precisely the type of song that he loves to sing.
As the track progresses, that structural consideration showcases further strength. The latter half sees the spacious ambiance contrasted with the precise repetition of that key idea, that key vocal melody. It stops you in your tracks, takes back your attention, and as the rhythm returns – as the drop hits, and the remainder of that hook comes back onto the scene, it recaptures – with equal efficiency – your affection.
There’s a lot of space within the walls of this song, or perhaps more accurately – there are no walls at all, the song pours out around you and this whole thing will talk to your soul. The quiet, instrumental moments allow you to really absorb what was presented, to consider it and relate to it in your own unique way. That’s what makes a great song in most cases, something that is incredibly personal, revealing, and emotionally truthful, but that expresses it not in an overly specific way – it appears as accessible, relevant to all of us, crafted to be shared and understood. That’s not to take away from what it means to the songwriter, far from it. It’s just to utilize the power of music and really create something that stands for togetherness.
From a songwriting perspective, this is a great single – as suggested, the build-up carries everything effectively towards what is a cleverly simple yet effective hook section. The song’s title and underlying subject matter work well in gathering and holding tight to your attention and understanding.