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Review: "Blink of an Eye" - Jacob Spencer

Blink of an Eye is the first original song in three years from the Iowa pop singer, Jacob Spencer. The track sees Spencer reminiscing on a lost love whom he accidentally runs into and is hit with the old feels. Spencer opens the song with the line, "Late night out and I see you again/Memories flooding, we didn't want it to end." Personally, I've never run into my ex at the club, but I HAVE seen my old math teacher at the supermarket and if this is anything like that, I relate to Jacob Spencer so hard. (Please return my emails, Mrs. Baldwin.) The second verse sees Spencer putting his foot down and saying, "Maybe, this was all for the best/Sometimes, love just has to be put to rest." In the chorus, Spencer looks back on how fast his relationship was stripped of him while singing, "Just when I thought love would take flight/It all went dark in a blink of an eye." Bro, I felt that. Mrs. Baldwin, if you're reading this, let's get lunch.

Jacob Spencer collaborated with the four-time platinum music producer, Rebbel, alongside the Swedish sound engineer, August Green, to make sure Blink of an Eye was a certified hit. It is a melancholic electropop song with production that features a chill guitar riff that brings the relaxation factor and a contrasting drum beat that packs a punch. The synth-led beat drop was a bit more mellow, but there's nothing wrong with that... especially when there are some heavenly distorted vocals mixed in there. Speaking of vocals, I was very impressed with Spencer's. On this track, I was reminded of early 2010s legends like Cody Simpson, Austin Mahone, and Big Time Rush's Kendall Schmidt. I was brought back to much better times by Spencer's voice. He was hitting some VERY high falsetto notes and I give him major props for that.  The timing of this song's release is perfect because as the weather starts to warm up, many are making their summertime convertible playlists and this one deserves to be at the top.

Jacob Spencer posted his song to YouTube, a cover of David Guetta and Justin Bieber's 2U, back in 2017. Since then, he has covered some of the greats like Joshua Bassett, Charlie Puth, Harry Styles, and Big Time Rush. He also has dropped quite a few bangers of his own including 2020's Hard to Let Go and 2021's I Deserve Better. With the release of Blink of an Eye, it seems like Spencer has entered a new, more mature era and has teased it as the first single of his debut EP. This has already become his most-streamed song on Spotify and to celebrate, he just announced the release of the next single, Dear the One That Got Away, which is set to drop on April 26. It seems like we'll be hearing a lot more from Jacob Spencer. Check him out now because I'm sure he's going to blow up in a blink of an eye.

Written by Jordan Elliott



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