“She is Everything ft Roxane Genot” features a side of Art Tawanghar I wasn’t as familiar with. I have gotten familiar with some of his compositions but never heard anything quite as cinematic and grand as “She is Everything ft Roxane Genot.”
The music on this release feels like it would be appropriate in an epic scene in something like a Game Of Thrones. It’s large in scope and features a rich range of instrumentation.
We need to take a moment to appreciate that Roxane Genot is a classically-trained French session cellist based in Paris. Genot is very precise in her playing but really can make the instrument showcase different shades of emotion. She seems to have the ability to create feelings of melancholy and then within a note or two transform it into hope.
The song starts with piano and sound like an older classical piece. I liked the sort of refined quality to the playing which made the mood feel regal. Soon enough, other elements start to come into the mix. Strings swell and drums which sound like they are playing in a cathedral add to the larger than life feel to the music.
As the song progresses it feel like a journey of sorts as if you are traveling through a world on a boat. The combination of string, piano and chant like vocal harmonies finds its first peak after the three-minute mark and then a little after the four-minute mark the song finds the most intense crescendo.
There are also two vocal versions of the song. One version by Elise Lebec and the other Élan Noelle. I enjoyed both very much and shows you how much difference a voice can make. Noelle has a very soulful voice while Lebec comes closer to sounding like Celine Dion. Both are very beautiful at the end of the day.
I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard this song in a blockbuster movie. The top notch production and arrangement certainly fit the bill.
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