Review: "Shotgun" - Steffi Jeraldo
Most people seem to think that you need to go to outer space to experience weightlessness. Turns out, all you have to do is be in love. During the so-called “honeymoon phase,” the affection between two lovers is at an all-time high because everything is fresh and exciting. If any hardship is set fall on the relationship, it is miles away. You have control, but you let go at the same time. Steffi Jeraldo sings about this zero-gravity love feeling in her song, “Shotgun.”
The first thing I noticed about the song was the music itself. The lyrics are accompanied by a soft acoustic guitar. This instrumentation is paired with Jeraldo’s rich vocals. Both of these elements contribute to the musical representation of weightlessness. Another detail I liked was the way Jeraldo sang the words, “Head, head and “red, red on the chorus. When these words were sung, it kind of sounded like an alarm. The lyrics tell us that Jeraldo is definitely not heeding these warning signs.
Steffi Jeraldo was born and raised in Sweden. After winning a Swedish music competition, Jeraldo decided to move to the United States to pursue a degree in Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. In 2016, she made another move to Nashville, TN. While being in “Music City,” she has had the opportunity to collaborate with many artists. Jeraldo is currently working on an album to be titled, My Head and my Heart. If this single is any indication of it, I can’t wait to see what else she has in store!
Written By Kelli Dixon
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