Listening to the first 20-30 seconds of Rob Alexander’s latest track, “Get Over Yourself,” I’m immediately reminded of Elton John’s output from the 1980s (but with a more percussive, dance-friendly groove). And that comparison – besides a point of flattery – isn’t odd at all, considering the following:
- Alexander’s voice sounds very similar to John’s.
- The musicians joining Alexander in the studio? Members of Elton John’s current band.
- (Oh, and he gets additional support from members of Frankie Valli’s backing band.)
- So, this is a well-crafted track with support from those experienced with exemplary – and timeless – songcraft.
The song starts with said percussion (mostly electronic, I believe), and Alexander’s familiar voice delivers the first few, and very upbeat, verses. The chorus, however, is where the fun begins – “Will you ever get over yourself” is sung over bending, digital voices, and it’s utterly infectious (translation: you’ll hum it unconsciously while performing tasks both essential and mundane).
And after the first chorus, we’re introduced to the powerful voice of Gigi Worth. It absolutely stands on its own, but compliments Alexander’s voice perfectly (a point that becomes very clear very soon). She tackles this next verse, and propels the chorus with her soaring voice. Very powerful, and certainly energizing.
After the bridge – which consists of a smooth, almost rubbery guitar passage – the ultimate version of the already powerful, catchy chorus begins: The key shifts upward, and Worth and Alexander sing in unison (with Worth effortlessly hovering an octave above). As previously mentioned, their voices blend immaculately, and this climactic vocal team-up repeats the chorus ad infinitum as the song slowly fades away.
“Get Over Yourself” is melodic, fun, and movement-generating pop. And considering this is an excerpt from Alexander’s upcoming (and fourth) album (releasing 6/5/2023), I can’t wait to hear – and sing along with – the rest. Goooood stuff.
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