Single Review: Matt Nakoa's Passion-Filled 'Waltz In The Dark'
Overall Grade/Rating: 8.9/10
Subject Matter: 8/10
Replay Value: 9/10
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From the moment Waltz In The Dark begins, up until the second it ends, Matt Nakoa captivates and draws you into a whirlwind of passion and beauty.
The smooth, soothing tone of his vocals united with the slight raunch embodies the magic of falling in love that rings true throughout the piece. Nakoa paints a picture for the listeners that feels effortless - a beautiful canvas full of tranquility made complete with the one you love.
What's strongest about Waltz In The Dark is the execution and authenticity of Nakoa's vocals that lead you to wholeheartedly believe that each and every lyric comes from a real place in time. It is pure. It is honest.
As he proclaims, "There's nothing I'd rather do than to waltz in the dark with you..." the background fades away triggering a lucent image of two stargazing lovers to fill your imagination.
The polished production features a magnetizing guitar melody, crisp drums and a spellbinding bass that gives the song it's crisp, clean sound while taking you on an alluring journey. Nakoa's emotional openness and vulnerable reflection are admirable, and his technical skill is purely undeniable.
Matt Nakoa's exceptionally versatile vocals add purity, depth and texture to every lyric that leaves him. Waltz In The Dark captures your attention and moves you -- and in its' stillness, at the core, is something deep and powerful.