Not only is Only Human a fantastic song, it is a song with a very important message. Made in support of Domestic Violence Awareness, it and the video it comes with are both so powerful due to their minimal approach, allowing the point of the song and video to engage directly with the listener without any distractions.
Built fundamentally around a clear, almost classical vocal delivery, with only haunting piano notes framing the words, the subject matter of the song stands out in all its stark yet impassioned fragility, delicate yet powerful, beautiful yet haunting and resonant. Music is a powerful tool, the perfect way to get your point across and as this song proves, often it can do so with the minimal of ingredients and letting emotion and space becoming instruments in their own right. You can never overstate the power of understatement.