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  • Kelli Dixon

Review: "sleeping with my friends" - GAYLE

GAYLE’S “sleeping with my friends” is an upbeat pop tune about what can happen when the dynamic between close friends jumps from being platonic to romantic. Dating between close friends can be a good thing. You already know each other’s quirks, dreams, and secrets. Best of all, there’s no awkward first date and “getting to know each other” phase. Even so, these new feelings can change the relationship forever, and it’s hard to go back.

The first thing I noticed about the song was the acoustic guitar. There is a hook on the verses that repeats. When it gets to the chorus, it’s changes to a guitar melody that sounds tight as if it is building up. I liked how this instrumentation was used and how it flows with the music. As for GAYLE’S vocals, she has a very bluesy and smooth voice. I liked the scream on the chorus because it she is releasing all her anger over the messed-up friendship.

Originally from Dallas, GAYLE moved to “Music City,” Nashville to pursue singing and songwriting. Once there, she hit the ground running. She used her free time for songwriting. She averaged 3-5 performances per week on top of schoolwork. Luckily, all the hard work paid off. She got a big break when she was literally picked out of a hat to sing for pop songwriter, Kara DioGaurdi. If you want to hear more of GAYLE, check out her EP, a study of the human experience volume one!

Written By Kelli Dixon



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