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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.