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Miles Kane Continues to Evolve

Album/Single: Nothing's Ever Gonna Be Good Enough

Artist: Miles Kane (Featuring Corinne Bailey Rae)

Label: BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited


This single consists of four songs. Only one of the songs is new but the previous three singles that have been released appear on this single as well. First track is the title track. The song is upbeat with clear percussion, keys, and horns that give it a nice Winter feel. Not holiday music, but something comforting that fits the Winter season. This song is the only one of the four that features Corinne Bailey Rae. This song reminds me of "You Don’t Know Me" by Ben Folds and Regina Spektor. The vocalists have very different voices and pitches, creating a nice contrast. Both vocalists also sing during the chorus and echo each other which I noticed and is something I enjoy about the song.

I think Miles Kane has shown great development in the nuances of his music and songwriting over the years. These songs have a similar roots to his 2011 album Colour Of The Trap. However, there is the introduction of different instruments such as various horns that add more depth to the instrumentals. Furthermore, his lyrics have become more sophisticated and less predictable. The lyrics are timed in a great way with the instrumentals. The lyrics are also less predictable than some of his earlier work. On songs such as rearrange and come closer, the listener can likely guess when the chorus is coming and each chorus is essentially the same.

On these newer tracks, Miles Kane intertwines the chorus in a great way that is very intriguing and requires a closer listen. All four tracks are very well done but I think two of them stand above the others. The first track, "Nothing’s Ever Gonna Be Good Enough" and the fourth track "Caroline" really caught my attention on the first listen. While all four have a similar style, the collaboration on the first track helps it stick out. I can’t point to anything specific that made me choose Caroline over the other two songs, but it was undeniably catchy and I was hooked after one listen.

Reviewer Name: Ellis Laveen

Date of Review: December 16, 2021

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