“UK’s rising country music crossover talent Helena Mace has officially shared her brand new single ‘Take Me Away’ along with the official music video for the track – a cinematic creation that perfectly compliments the songs overall lyrical message.
The black and white clip brings the track to life in a mesmerisingly beautiful way thanks to its stripped back setting and sole focus on Helena Mace and her powerful voice– she delivers a emotive vocal throughout that will give listeners chills thanks to the soaring melodic backdrop and strong vibrato.
The pensive and emotionally soaring stripped back ballad has been co-written by Helena, Adrian Withers, and Pip Snowden and the result is nothing short of impressive thanks to the epic storytelling lyrics that weave an emotive story with ease – sonically it has a delightful acoustic style production that delightfully crosses multiple genres and delivers a thoughtful sonic sound which compliments the tracks strong words.
Meanwhile the video clip shot in a what looks like a disused warehouse is a beautiful piece of filmography that focuses solely on Helena Mace through the simple camera work and lack of extras – meaning the treatment of the clip never loses sight of what it’s trying to portray; the poignancy of the lyrical story of the track.
The country scene is full of incredible talent across the world and the UK is home to some of the most amazing vocalists within the scene and Helena Mace is one of those very gifted artists that fits into the realm with ease whilst also setting herself apart in a unique way thanks to her luscious vocal delivery and cross genre appeal – with folk elements combined with pop undertones overlapping perfectly with the country sound that comes so naturally to the singer/songwriter and with ‘Take Me Away’ she gives fans a truly remarkable piece of music that will put her on the map as one of the major stand-out female voices on the growing scene right now.
With thought provoking lyrics such as “I’m lost inside, days are lonely, nights so cold, buried along a distant dream” there’s no denying that this song will strike a chord with listeners across the globe and reach mass appeal thanks to its message of feeling hopeless and lost while also feeling strong enough to push through into the light.
Mace is a strong songwriter and with this release she shines a light on the thoughtfulness of her writing. She never allows the song to dither or lose track always keeping the listener hooked and ready for the next line. She is a soulful and multi-talented artist who is able to keep her fans intrigued throughout without ever allowing their minds to wander.
‘Take Me Away’ is a strong and powerful track that shines a light on the incredible vocal talent Mace so effortlessly possesses and also allows us all to see the truly remarkable song-writing ability she has – the country market is synonymous with talented storytellers and Helena is one of the very best around. She hooks you from the very first line and keeps you on the line until the very last note.
Review written by Laura Klonowski