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KIMBERLY BALUZO - "Elephant Love"

MUSIC FARMER 5 - Review by Adam Jones

A Musical Journey That's Worth Its Weight in Gold

"Elephant Love," performed by the exceptionally talented Kimberly Baluzo and masterfully composed by Dean Mark Hilario Enoza, is not just a merely a song - it's a poetic odyssey that navigates the turbulent seas of love's profound depths. This musical gem transcends the ordinary, weaving a tapestry of sound and emotion that resonates deep within the soul.


Right from the beginning, the song's beautiful piano progression acts as a siren's call, drawing listeners into a reflective, almost ethereal realm. This delicate yet poignant beginning sets the stage for what is an emotionally rich and compelling journey. Kimberly Baluzo's vocals then enter with a grace and gentleness that belies the strength and passion soon to unfold.


The chorus of "Elephant Love" is a crescendo of raw emotion and musical grandeur. Deep, cinematic drums and horns rise like a tidal wave of feeling, while Kimberly's voice, rich with fervor and clarity, captures the essence of the lyrics' profound weight. "Elephant love, it’s so damn heavy heavy heavy, the love I carry, carry, carry; it weighs too much to let it go," she sings, with a passion that pierces the heart.


The song then transitions into a mesmerizing ambient synth hook, leading into an exuberant rhythm section. The grooving bass guitar and the potent drum kit create a syncopated dance that is both invigorating and intoxicating. As Kimberly Baluzo's voice ascends to new heights, it's like witnessing a bird taking flight - graceful, powerful, and awe-inspiring.


Dean Mark Hilario Enoza's songwriting brilliance is glaringly evident throughout the piece. His words paint vivid pictures, crafting metaphors that are as evocative as they are relatable. The song becomes a canvas, with each lyric a stroke of color adding depth and emotion, perflectly presented with Kimberly Baluzo's powerful vocal performance.


The production quality of "Elephant Love" is nothing short of exceptional. Every note, every beat, is woven together with a meticulousness that creates an auditory experience that is both immersive and transformative. The song concludes with an echo of its beginning, a hauntingly beautiful amalgamation of acapella harmonies and percussion, bringing the listener full circle in this emotional odyssey.


Kimberly Baluzo's journey as an artist is palpable in her performance. Her voice, a vessel of her passion and resilience, brings a soul-stirring dimension to Dean Mark Hilario Enoza's poetic lyrics, transforming "Elephant Love" into an anthem of the heart.

 

Dean Mark Hilario Enoza's songwriting brilliance is glaringly evident throughout the piece. His words paint vivid pictures, crafting metaphors that are as evocative as they are relatable. The song becomes a canvas, with each lyric a stroke of color adding depth and emotion, perflectly presented with Kimberly Baluzo's powerful vocal performance.
 

Dean Mark Hilario Enoza's artistic background, rich in visual arts and the study of symbolism, infuses the song with a depth that goes beyond mere lyrics and melodies. His vision of providing comfort to those burdened by past loves is realized in this harmonious creation. The spiritual undertones of the song, reminiscent of Biblical teachings on the release of burdens, add a profound layer to the listening experience.


"Elephant Love" is a masterpiece that stands as a beacon of the transformative power of music. In the confluence of Kimberly Baluzo's emotive vocals and Dean Mark Hilario Enoza's compositional artistry lies a song that is not only unforgettable but also deeply healing. It is a musical journey that touches the soul, promising to endure as a timeless classic in the annals of popular music.


ABOUT THE ARTIST & THE SONG


Kimberly Baluzo is an artist with great potential, showcasing a vocal range and skills comparable to renowned artists such as Jessie J, Adele, Jona Viray, Charice, Morissette Amon, Olivia Rodrigo, Alessia Cara, and Tori Kelly.

"Elephant Love" is an astute song that metaphorically likens love to an elephant in the room, delving into the profound aspects of enduring love often overlooked. In contrast to the common notion that love is temporary and trivial, this song asserts that love is significant, weighty, and monumental. The metaphor extends to how love, especially lingering memories from past relationships, can act as a burden, impeding our ability to move forward. Elephants, known for their exceptional memory, symbolize the struggle of holding onto memories that might hinder us from embracing the present and a brighter future. The song resonates with everyone, addressing the burdens we carry—past relationships, loss, or guilt. Its primary message is about letting go and finding renewal. Consider "Elephant Love" as your anthem. Tune in, and experience the transformative journey.

Dean Mark Hilario Enoza, the songwriter, shares his process of turning past bittersweet emotions into beautiful melodies. He initiates the creative journey by feeling the emotion, translating it into a melody using keyboards, and outlining the story. The chorus encapsulates the main message, and Dean then works backward to craft the verses.

Discussing music innovation, Shardei Bueno, the arranger, underscores the importance of surrounding oneself with supportive people and staying abreast of new ideas. Inspired by Dean and Kim, Shardei incorporated innovative elements, such as an elephant sound, into "Elephant Love." Dean concurs that music innovation occurs when different artistic ideas converge. Additionally, Dean emphasizes that authenticity in one's craft is crucial to tell a familiar story from a new and refreshing perspective. The goal is to create with the intention to share, connect, and communicate rather than merely sell and market.


Check out "Elephant Love" performed by KIMBERLY BALUZO below!👇











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