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Review: "Stubborn" - Harrisen Larner-Main

Harrisen Larner-Main weaves a relatable tale in his new single, "Stubborn." The track explores the feelings of losing a connection with someone due to distance or wrong circumstances. "Stubborn" addresses the frustration that comes with knowing there's an irresistible chemistry between two individuals, but life gets in the way and the relationship ends. That wonderful connection is now gone and you feel like there will never be anyone else like that. A long time in the making, Larner-Main wrote and produced a version of "Stubborn" over a Zoom session during the end of the Covid lockdown, later reproducing it in his studio with two of his talented friends.

"Stubborn" starts with Harrisen Larner-Main's sultry voice and a minimalistic piano background. The combination creates a gorgeous acoustic sound, featuring rich harmonies from the vocal interjections that accompany the piano and main melodies. Giving an impressive vocal performance, Larner-Main bounces between delivering the memorable melodies with smooth finesse and raspy growls. About halfway through the track, "Stubborn" picks up energy with the addition of more involved drums and a chugging bass line. The nuanced composition of the song has a sound similar to that of James Bay, Lewis Capaldi, and James Arthur.

Since the age of 13, Harrisen Larner-Main has been an active musician and live performer. He began his journey singing around England and has since expanded as far as North America and the Carribbean. In 2019, he progressed his career even further by being a contestant on The Voice UK. Larner-Main made it all the way to the knockouts on the show and was mentored by Olly Murs. He left the show with a dedicated fanbase, pushing his career as a solo artist. Some of his inspirations include James Bay, Lewis Capaldi, and Dermot Kennedy. Having a more independent mindset, Larner-Main has written and produced the majority of his catalogue.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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