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  • Alexa Leung

Review: "Poetry" - Anna Duboc

Anna Duboc’s latest single “Poetry” is a graceful love letter to the intersection between the written word and love. “Poetry” aims for the in-between where people dream of a love that is reminiscent of those found in poetry books, full of elegant prose and love that could end worlds and stitch them together. It is all dreamy imagery and twinkling strings, and the song appears as if colored in pink with strung fairy-lights around it, glowing softly. Yet, as with those tinted lenses, you’ll realize that the love that poets write of is one of fantasy– fiction. Although, that shouldn’t stop you from wanting and reaching for it, and “Poetry” encourages its listeners to keep searching for a love that makes you feel as if in a poem.

It is no exaggeration when I say that “Poetry” is a stunningly beautiful song. The instrumentals help bolster the song’s dreamy soundscape; with strings, piano, and some synth, “Poetry” becomes a little slice of heaven for your ears. It’s the kind of music you’d hear after the protagonists of a romance film have finally reunited in one another’s arms, embracing and enthralled with each other. The lyrics are just as elegant as the song’s instrumentals, too. They tell that classic story about falling in love, imagining it to be a perfect, whirlwind relationship– fantastical and ripe with vignettes, bordered with gold trim. I love how Duboc’s vocals dwindle with the lyrics themselves; as she sings “But that’s only found/in fantasy/I need a love made/of poetry,” the slowly lost hope within those words spirals out with her vocals, softening. “Poetry” is one of those songs that I can’t help but daydream to– it’s a dreamily soft song that makes your heart flutter along with it.

Anna Duboc is a seventeen-year-old singer-songwriter with an impressively vast and polished discography. Growing up, she'd always been around creative people, with her mother having penned for Patti Labelle, Tom Jones, and a range of other jazz albums over the past twenty years, so she naturally gravitated to the stage as a child. While her musical journey began in musical theater, her position as an indie singer-songwriter allows her to create art that touches souls and connects people around her; in her songwriting, she entwines personal issues with transparency, open and embracing of her emotions. Her debut single “Feel the Glow'' released in 2019, and from there on out there was no stopping– over the years, her style has grown and been refined, eventually culminating in what you listen to now. “Poetry” is Duboc’s latest release and is the perfect song to enjoy with your favorite book of poems.

Written By Alexa Leung



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