If I Spoke Your Language is the first single to officially come from Will Atkinson’s debut album Last King Of Scotland.
If I Spoke Your Language brings swift perspective to the unbound, uncompromising, and unparalleled experience that the Last King Of Scotland beholds. The track couples Atkinson’s unique studio perspectives to those of the equally imaginative words and tones of Gary Go.
‘If I Spoke Your Language’ was originally slated for Gary’s own 2020 Love Lost, Freedom Found album before Will’s manager caught wind of the demo, recognized its potential, and pulled the necessary strings.
Subsequently, Will and the singer/songwriter (whose co-written popular songs with Rihanna, Robbie Williams, Kylie and others) have knocked on dance music’s door with something singular.
Taking Gary’s indie-toned vocal, Will gifts it a far-clubbier-than-originally-intended feel. Allowing no small degree of cinematic drama into its opening minutes, he subsequently rolls in the drums, crafts its bass and beds in Gary’s metaphor-veiled verses. Further in, its chorus gives clarity to the song’s meaning, bringing along with it a certain melancholy. Will offsets that lament with glorious bursts of synth & piano, FX & chord soar, collectively giving it a peak-set profile.
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