The Young Escape - So Alive

Published Thursday 17th October 2019
The Young Escape - So Alive
The Young Escape - So Alive

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 177827-28860
LABEL: Sparrow
FORMAT: Digital Only Single

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

What makes "So Alive" really memorable is the line in the chorus "I feel my heartbeat", with singer McKenna Johns hitting a VERY high note on "heart". Such seemingly little things can make all the difference in the wonderful world of pop. The lyrics from the Californian siblings could have come across as a tad melodramatic ("I was broken under my skin/In the shadows, I was hiding/So lost, so lost") but thanks to McKenna's effecting lead and her brothers and sisters surrounding her in a surging wave of harmonies and an EDM-tinged pop arrangement, this single is a deserved CR radio hit.

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