This week’s New and Never Performed Friday Release is Love Me Back To Life by Natalie Layne.
This SATB closer is fun and funky from beginning to end. Beginning with a treble solo backed up by the full ensemble, the vocal rhythms in this one are full of syncopation. The choir takes over at the chorus, the rests of which are all punctuated by funky horn licks. There is an abbreviated second verse that builds into a big 12-bar dance break where the horns take the lead. There are funky rhythmic hits and the last 4 bars hit hard before it pulls back into a bit of a bridge. Then the chart changes key and kicks into a final chorus, followed by a dance break reprise and final bit of sassy vocal before the final vocal statement and ending. This chart is new and has never been performed, your choir could be the first!
The track features Ines Cring & Brian McCallister on vocals and Steve Cochran on guitar.
This arrangement, and more than 150 other new ones, is available now in the catalog at bmkmusic.com.