Certain songs have a distinctly emotive quality, and this tends to come when the writer bares their soul and manages to accurately pour it into a recording. When I first heard Look Up Close by Nick D’Andrea, I could tell that it was the work of a mature musician who’s experienced a lot and knows how to share it with the world. It’s a gift that few artists have, and when it comes, people need to sit up and take notice.
A track of catharsis and individual spiritual renaissance, Look Up Close invites us to inspect ourselves and try to connect with parts of our inner being that we may have neglected, the elements that gather dust in the corner while interacting with a consumerist society that has forgotten what matters. Money is the new dominant religion in western culture, and people will commit atrocious acts in the name of it. This song strips away all the bullshit, and that is reflected in the musical choices of the artist. It’s simple and straightforward because it doesn’t need to rely on gimmicks to impress.
Full of beautiful tones, this track is a production masterclass that sounds best coming from the speakers as you drive down a sparse country road. Here at Independent Music News, we’re always pleased when we get to premiere a special song like this, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the powerful and moving Look Up Close.