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SINGLE REVIEW: All I Need by Violeta Bozanic

A few months ago saw the release of Violeta Bozanic’s breakthrough track Jealous, an RnB flavoured pop jam that belied Violeta’s age. It received tremendous support across TV, radio and streaming platforms and introduced an extraordinary Australian singer-songwriter to new audiences everywhere. Violeta has just released her follow-up, All I Need, a supercharged contemporary RnB pop track with yet another blistering vocal performance, more infectious melodies and an unambiguous, heartfelt lyric.

It kicks off with a retro dance funk bass riff which sets the general groove of the song. The beat follows after which Violeta’s vocal emerges. The verses are clean and efficient, allowing the personal flavour of the words to feature, not to mention Violeta’s voice, which at this lower register sounds equally as powerful as her higher cadences. The pre-chorus comes in with its cyclical hook, providing a cogent entry point to the chorus. The instrumentation here gets bigger, augmenting the hook but the chorus just seems to build and build until the tag leads to a post-chorus chant that utilises transformative technology to make use of organic and inorganic sonic components. Yet it’s Violeta’s voice which is the real focus here, amid the abundance of melodic hooks, the intelligent arrangement, the pristine production; it’s a voice that’s earthy, authoritative and dynamic. The lyric is another facet of self-empowerment, a forthright and compelling show of strength examining one’s need for maintaining a sense of self in the face of opposing tensions; at the end of the day it’s a song about the power of music, all communicated through an impressive mix of sincerity, talent and aplomb.

When Violeta sings, ‘you’re bossing me around, expecting me to bow down’, one, of course, expects that this will not happen, that Violeta’s narrative of taking control is unmistakable. And likewise, for this new track, it’s fresh and exciting and sure to lead Violeta to the very top.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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