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BO JOHNSON ft. Emma Persson – Fields of Gold: An Experimental Twist on the Iconic Ballad

Yes Sting fans, BO JOHNSON’s latest 2018 release “Fields of Gold” is a cover of Sting’s 1993 classic, yet it’s safe to say you’ve never heard the classic hit in this way before.

Fields of Gold kicks off with a pensive piano melody and Emma Persson’s resoundingly arresting vocals, yet after she’s treated you to her unflinching vocal capacity in the verses which lead up to the chorus you’re in quite the surprise. Whilst I admire BO JOHNSON’s experimentalism when it comes to implanting glitchy EDM in a ballad, the switch up wasn’t as seamless as it could have been. The heavily reverbed vocals which appeared in these segments paid no justice to the harmoniously melodic emotivity which had been offered through the acoustic progressions and Emma’s vocals. Yet for those looking for a dance hit riddled within a ballad, you can’t go wrong with Fields of Gold.

You can check out the single yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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