It’s Only December

16 Dec

No current artist better filled the shoes of The Ronettes and The Shirelles than Amy Winehouse.

Her passing left a gaping hole in the music world.

But the spirit of Winehouse’s passionate sound is alive and kicking in Nikki (Leoni) and Rich (Velonski’s) song “December.”

The song takes listeners on lyrical journey of love through the seasons:

“We used to walk holding hands in the park in early September/We were back in the park making love by the end of November/Now I’m here by myself in the dark and it’s only December.”

Leonti’s rich, soft voice sails over the mid tempo song accentuating the simple melody which intentionally or not borrows from The Shirelles “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and the Ronettes” “Be My Baby.”

 The end result is  song that successfuly captures the emotion and soul of iconic girl groups, with one lone songstress.


3 Responses to “It’s Only December”

  1. pdaly December 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Hi Rachel,

    I love your blog! Visually, it’s very eye appealing. Your unique voice is paired with stylistic writing that invites the reader to experience your posts –versus reading them.

    The blog example you shared in class is a perfect tie-in with yours. I think you have incredible ability to write and wish you the best with your future endeavors.

    Thanks for all of your support with the blog as well~!

    Merry Christmas!


  2. njones7 December 18, 2011 at 2:17 am #

    I am a big fan Amy Whinehouse’s music- really unfortunate such talent died so young. I like how your blogs have music videos and how you break down parts of the song and explain its meanings.

  3. Amanda December 18, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    I’m impressed by how simple and concise your posts are! You tell us a lot of information, yet still let the song speak for itself. You have a perfect formula going!

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