With an opening that’s strangely reminiscent of Tupac’s ‘Changes’ piano loop, the new single from pop-rock artist Telen Rodwell opens strong. Though it has none of the edge of Mr Shakur’s opus, there’s plenty to be said for ‘Mr Million Miles Away’.
The layered vocals and subtle harmonies throughout put this particular track in pure pop territory, and it’s supremely well produced. Particular mention has to go to the pre-chorus section, which has a lighter touch and does an excellent job of dropping into the hooky chorus. This is strong piano pop which has all the usual bells and whistles you’d associate with pop – strings, looped percussion, the lot – and pulls it off with panache.
You can see for yourself here – the single is out now: