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Alice June - The Right Way

Alice June
The Right Way

Alice June is an Italian singer/songwriter based in Milan whose confident and characterful vocal is the focal point of this song.

Though it begins with just an acoustic guitar and piano providing an insistent rhythm, ‘The Right Way’ develops into a full-bodied indie track. The first verse is all about the voice, with things thickening up in the chorus with the full band introducing themselves around the edges.

The motif that appears after the chorus is probably under-used (trust me, you don’t get to say this often when it comes to a motif). I feel it could have been rendered subtly at the front of the song as it’s a nice flicker that would have tied the cut-down opening into the full-band part. Nevertheless, if you stick with the song it just keeps getting better, thanks to the great build.

Alice June’s vocal performance is incredibly strong. It switches from a softer to a more powerful delivery giving colour to the melody, with occasional inflexions that add the all-important character to the performance. Think Stevie Nicks, Florence Welch, and Delores O’Riordan.

When you reach the end of the song, the volume has risen, the guitars are layering the motif with a nice echoing solo, and you’re ready to hear more from Alice June.

Listen to Alice June – ‘The Right Way’.

The Right Way Lyrics

Oh, it’s not easy to understand me
Wanna know your personality
If there’s a bond between us
Maybe you’ll find the right way
To reach my heart

I let you in, I want you to fight for me
We’ll touch our skin, will you keep me company?
I’ve lost myself since the day I met you
But I’ve seen myself a little bit better

Lost in strategies and gazes
Staring at my hands on a cup of tea
A soothing atmosphere
You’re already here
I’ll close my eyes

I let you in, I want you to fight for me
We’ll touch our skin, will you keep me company?
I’ve lost myself since the day I met you
But I’ve seen myself a little bit better

Flying high, we fly high
Flying high, we fly high
High high, aah

I let you in, I want you to fight for me
We’ll touch our skin, will you keep me company?
I’ve lost myself since the day I met you
But I’ve seen myself a little bit better

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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