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Review: "Start Of Something" - Rachael O'Connor

"Start Of Something" by Rachael O'Connor is a beautiful song about falling in love and all the nerves that come with teenage love. It captures the essence of butterflies and fireworks, which many girls experience when they fall in love easily. Something about the song makes me feel like I have a crush all over again, and it's followed by every feeling that comes with it. The lyrics perfectly depict what it feels like to have feelings for someone – the nerves, the way you can't get them off your mind; it's all so reminiscent of a crush that has the potential to turn into something more, even if it's soon because when you know, you know!

This song made me feel nostalgic because it has an essence I haven't heard in a while while still feeling fresh and new. Her voice is beautiful, and the way she sings transports me back to high school. I haven't heard a song that made me this joyful in a while; it has a feel-good quality to it, and you can't help but dance your heart out to it when no one's watching. It feels like a coming-of-age movie when the climax hits, and your crush finally notices you. The song is perfect, and the composition of the music is fun and gorgeous. The song starts with a fun and playful beat, and the lyrics match this perfectly as Rachael sings about not having the words to say and trying to play it cool but failing. She does know one thing, though – she likes this person. So, even through all the nerves and mess-ups, this is something she wants to pursue. The pre-chorus perfectly reflects this as she talks about dreaming about them and all they could be. Being so into someone that you can already see potential futures for both of you has to be formed from the strongest emotions you can feel, which the song allows you to experience. Then the chorus sweeps in with fireworks, violins, and symbols of their future that are so clear to her. This isn't just a crush; it's so much more than that. It's just as real as anything else. When the next part swings in, you can see a sense of quickness to how easily she falls for them, but, like love at first sight, it was instant. To have someone evoke such emotions from you makes you want more. The rest of the song ties up nicely, beautifully echoing the choruses from the beginning, truly encapsulating this fun, joyous falling in love vibe. The song is so upbeat that you can't help but bop your head or dance slightly. It makes you want to root for love because it's an emotion felt so strongly that you just can't help but want to feel for yourself in the same way.

Rachael O'Connor is a wonderfully talented singer who has toured with Duran Duran and just so happened to be the youngest contestant on The Voice in the United Kingdom at age 16! She has also done a number of other things that show just how much she soars! Prior to working with Duran Duran, she had performed with Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance. She had also performed at the Queen's Jubilee in 2022 and has been a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel show in the United States. Stockholm, Sweden, is where she has been working and crafting new music, and there's no better place than the home of pop music to do so. Rachael has more songs up her sleeve with ongoing collaborations with Hannah Wilson and Sam Merrifield. I am nothing short of excited to see what she produces in the future! If you want to keep in touch with what this lovely artist is cooking up, then I'd suggest you keep an eye on her socials linked below. This is an act you don't want to miss.

Written By Jaylice Mitchell



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