Pressure (Alesso Remix) – Nadia Ali, Starkillers, & Alex Kenji

pressure-alesso
 

Lyrics:

Come around, feel the sound
Oh you make my heart pound
Fill me up, bring me down
When I hear your sound
[x2]

Down, down, down…

I’ve got pressure, I’m in deep
Seems everybody wants something from me
I was a lover, but now a thief
I’ll take your breath away and set you free

So much pressure
So much heat
So much hustle
They want me
[x2]

Come around, feel the sound
Oh you make my heart pound
Fill me up, bring me down
When I hear your sound
[x4]

Description:

Alesso is one of my favorite artists who happens to have been consistent in his style.  A significant contributor to progressive house, Alesso made more of a name for himself through his remix of “If I Lose Myself” by OneRepublic.  Nevertheless, “Pressure” has the mild complexity that his remix of “If I Lose Myself” has.  There is something to the main melody that I appreciate, but it is subtle.  This song is 4/4 — that is, there are four quarter notes per measure.  He takes the first three quarter notes, treats it like 3/3, and uses four equally distributed beats over three quarter notes.  Then, the last quarter note has four sixteenth notes.  The overall sound sounds deceptively simple to the ear, yet the work is subtle, not to mention creative.  I would have to speculate that he has a good understanding of music fundamentals (much like Zedd) to be able to toy with rhythm, bridges, phrasing, and so forth so easily.  Great song.

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