Paul Mac Innes is bringing the retro sound we’re missing from today’s music. His newest single “Falling by the Wayside” has a Motown flavor and classical production that will capture the hearts of listeners young and old.
The Sweden-based singer produced the song with Mattias Axelsson in Skeppet, a studio in his hometown Gothenburg. It was written sometime before the pandemic and was put on hold for a few years until a recent live performance that sparked Paul’s interest again.
“Falling by the Wayside” is captivating from the first note. It begins with a snappy beat and a charming bell. It opens into the verse with a booming, nostalgic voice from Paul. His voice carries the warmth and soul of great artists before us like Ray Charles and Al Green. It is a magnificent sound to hear from a Swedish singer.
The blend of Paul’s charming voice with uplifting instrumentals makes you want to get up and dance away your troubles. The lyrics share a similar tone. They talk about hoping to let go of the problems from our past and moving on to better things. The chorus goes:
Can we let it all go or must we let go?
I don’t know how
But I hope that somehow
We can make this workout
Find a higher ground
Get off this merry-go-round
Let’s not fall by the wayside
“Falling by the Wayside” will age like fine wine. A timeless voice like Paul’s paired with beautifully arranged instrumentals will turn new listeners into long-time fans.
Reviewed by Gabriela Huselton
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