Thursday, February 13, 2014

Human | Christina Perri


★★★★☆

Early last month, Christina Perri quietly released "Human" and plans for a sophomore album, Head or Heart, completely unbeknownst to me. I can't believe I didn't pick this one up on my radar; I loved Christina Perri's singles as she was marketing her debut album and I even liked her page of Facebook... I must have just really been clueless on this one.

However, now that I've heard it, I can definitely say that I've been missing out! The song is a quiet yet slightly haunting self-empowerment song, but takes an opposite approach than most songs. "Human" uses physical limitations to justify any flaws in life: "I'm only human / And I bleed when I fall down / I'm only human / I crash and I break down."

I love the building climax of the song; the song doesn't reach maximum volume until the second chorus of the song. It's kind of reminiscent of Perri's old work, but blends in some new ideas as well. It's a great little song that is sure to capture everyone's heart; be sure to check it out.

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