Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Music Review //
Brynn Knickle
"Fool No More"


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When "Fool No More" first starts there are vocals with the sound of piano and snapping of the fingers.  It feels like a song that you might hear in the "Pitch Perfect" movie series, but then as the chorus comes in it becomes two different sounds at once and I can't quite put my finger on which one it is a part of more.

On one hand, Brynn Knickle has this soul within "Fool No More" that makes it feel like an old R&B song you might've heard on the radio in the early 2000's.   Artists such as Alicia Keys and Mary J. Blige come to mind.  It just feels like before the end it could go into either a guest rap spot or a big dance number, but it doesn't do either of those things.

With the line: "I drowned my heart in tons of gin" I begin to hear more of this rock sound in here, somewhat along the lines of folk even.   It reminds me of Fleetwood Mac on some grand level but also specifically the song "Back On The Chain Gang" by The Pretenders.   There are other little hints of rock in here as well.

Between being rock or R&B, this song definitely has that vibe of being taken advantage of and not letting it happen again.  Many different music genres can cover the feeling of rebellion, but this song manages to combine two of them effortlessly and it makes a bold statement in that way.  Perhaps it is the rhythm in the vocals, but this is just somewhere between the Runaways and TLC and that's breaking new ground.  

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