Lee Smythe – I Need You
Lee Smythe’s “I Need You” possesses a light and airy sound, one imbued with optimism. With a tender quality to it the way that the song unfurls gives it a quiet sense of power. Right at the heart of the track are the lovelorn lyrics, which serve as the soul of the sound. Articulate to their very core, the narrative of the song has a poetic quality to it. Vocals help to deliver everything with just the right level of passion. Instrumentally rich, Lee Smythe allows for great variety, moving from guitar to piano.
The nimble guitar work introduces the album on a sunny note. Right from the earnest delivery of “alright” the song settles into a sweet swing. Percussion has a brisk, emotive quality to it. His vocals rise above the sound, dreamy in temperament. From far away elements of a western twang come into view. With the entire band in complete sync the small details add up tremendously, from the gentle banjo work to the graceful keyboards. Gradually Lee Smythe includes a greater array of color within the composition, for a sense of a hope develops over the course of the piece. By the very end of the song everything simply comes together in a glorious sea of sound.
On “I Need You” Lee Smythe creates a sound that has a vaudeville quality to it for the song comes into bloom and blossoms with the greatest of ease.