Russell Leedy’s Waiting on You is a fresh track with a mellow energy, high passion, and a unique sense of character. The vibe set by the music is easy going and the music is rhythmically addictive from the start.
The song takes a joyful chord progression and fuses it with a fairly mellow energy. The message is of hope, realizing what’s important, fighting your fears, and the music well reflects the power of these ideas, though it does so in a realistic way. The mellow energy supports the concept of struggle, or of things to be taken seriously, and it reaches out to the inner, perhaps quieter emotions of its listeners.
The song in its entirety is well written, the structure is effective in that no moment lingers for too long, but everything is placed appropriately so as to really let it shine at the right time. The sound on the whole is perhaps more soft-rock. The music in fact crosses over into more of a pop sound at times, which works well in that it brings forth the catchy melody and the easy to listen to ambiance. The soundscape picking during the verses is beautifully gentle, so you focus on the words, you hear the story, you appreciate the experiences behind it all. Furthermore, it really contrasts well with and complements the following hook section.
The artist’s vocal performance style stands out well among its peers – the sound is fresh, as mentioned, and there’s a beautifully satisfying rhythm to the delivery. Furthermore, the voice itself brings with it all the relevant emotions to carry the concept of the song well. You can hear the passion behind the words, and once you familiarize yourself with the lyrics it becomes even clearer.
The music is great, the more you listen – the more that leading, pop-inspired riff leaves its mark, and develops into something increasingly enjoyable and comforting. The rhythm is superb, and the energy of the leading vocal during the verses works brilliantly alongside all of this. The lyrics talk of life, skill, perspective, desire – the honesty and positivity is something listeners will be able to relate to, and everything else is something they can simply vibe to and forget themselves for a while.
It’s a rhythmically striking track and it really does have quite an addictive quality in this sense. The lasting effect is that listeners are highly likely to come back for more, to download the track, and to keep an ear to the ground for more releases.