CIRKE: RAYMOND HAYDEN / CHRIS KLIMECKY TWILIGHT
Grieve the Astronaut makes its way back, only this time as a video/track review of Raymond Hayden and Chris Klimecky's latest release Twilight. This piece is an emotional vocal/piano duo, a style that has become quite common in the world of pop music and stands as a sound that is sought after when done properly. This track and video were executed flawlessly.
Hayden's ability to compose dramatic, full-bodied art, is showcased the best within this track alone. You really connect with this creative mind through his music, the keys, the chordal structures, progressions, and meleodies. All of which are right here in this track. Raymond has proved himself to be quite a diverse songwriter, as the group has yet to produce a composition quite like this one. A brilliant piece at that.
As I did mention, this is a vocal/piano duo. Again, this has been a trend for several years, and perhaps decades. It seems as though there will always be a market for the style and consumers will always come back for more, as radio stations seek it out tirelessly. Hayden and Klimecky stand out from the market with ease. The meticulously shaped lyrics give way to passion and finds itself in the hands of a passionate pianist. This factor alone sets them aside from the large crowd, trying so desperately hard to produce a pop single in this style. While it may seem as though I am trying to label this composition and fit it into a genre, I'm not. You can't. This is a piece all on its own and shall be taken for what it is. Beauty.
It is worth mentioning that Hayden has spent most of his life dedicating himself to his craft and it is quite disappointing that he makes very few appearances here. It becomes quite obvious when you take a listen to some other tracks he has produced but is not able to showcase that gift and dedication in the video visually. Chris Taylor, the director, does a fabulous job in portraying this composition in a beautiful manner.