Passion Flower, hailing from Warrington UK, brings us nostalgic, but modernised sounds of early 2000s emo and pop punk. The artist gracefully brings attention to the effects of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, feelings of intense hopelessness, however contrastingly delivers the essence of love.
‘Picture Perfect’ is the first single from Passion Flower’s debut album that will be released later this year. The track gives us an introduction to the songwriting and music abilities of the artists; with a full band production, this track brings Passion Flower’s voice and message to life.
The track brings no introduction, going straight into a punchy and uplifting guitar riff and hard-hitting drums. The vocals come in straight away with the instruments, portraying a memory with a loved one; with the 12th of December holding significance. On a first listen, it is clear the artist is portraying themes of love and being ‘in love’ with a mention of being able to fly and his spirit soaring. The opening of the track is romantic and passionate, with instrumentals enhancing the cheerful and uplifting mood of the song.
The chorus is as catchy as anything. Listeners are going to have this song stuck in their head for weeks. The catchiness comes from the lines ‘If I could paint you a picture, to show you your beauty I would’ A short and vigorous chorus that serves the purpose of the song.
The track holds a simple structure with straightforward, to the point lyrics, with a catchy as hell chorus. Passion Flower has done this very well, he has created a song that tells a story of love with elegance and thought.
What I would like to bring attention to is the voice of Passion Flower; it’s pitch perfect in every way, grand sounding and plays homage to the likes of Patrick Stump of Fall out boy and Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco. The voice of the artist is the star of the song, I look forward to hearing more of what he can do with his voice on the album.
My only criticism of this track is that the lyric stricture is mildly repetitive, he portrays his feelings well and I would have liked to have heard more of what the artist had to say.
Picture Perfect is a well put together love song and a great first impression to a debut album.
Review by Sam Hennerly