SINGLE REVIEW - Logan's magic trick of a song

Written on 05/29/2020
Julian Von Plato


Logan J Parker’s new single, We’ll be gone works like a good magic trick. When one listens to it the first time it hooks you. It hooks you because it possesses all the beautiful qualities that we associate with the more traditional female crooners. Ricky Lee Jones, a little bit Billie Holiday and Diana Krall comes to mind. I am not a big fan of comparisons in music though, it seems like too easy a route to go down when listening to a musician as unique as Logan. She is definitely and deliberately carving her own path.  

The timbre of her voice strikes a nice chord, accompanied by a guitar tone that is both understated and ominous at the same time. We know these kind of songs, we know this kind of sound and we know, like an old traditional magic trick, how we will feel at the end of it. We will feel comfort and affirmation in the fact that honest, good, raw and emotionally aware music still speaks to us. It is nice to feel as if one can communicate with this type of music, it reminds us of our shared humanity, especially during tough times and times of self-doubt.

There is more to We’ll be gone thoughThe title itself, given current circumstances, evokes a lot of thoughts, hopes and fears. Will we be fine? Are we fine, or are we gone?

When one listens to it the first time it hooks you. It hooks you because it possesses all the beautiful qualities that we associate with the more traditional female crooners. Logan is definitely and deliberately carving her own path.