[Review] Last Goodbye – AKMU

Hmmm.. I really need to get on top of some songs.I have been planning to review AKMU’s latest song, Last Goodbye, from their album, titled as Winter, which was released on the 7th of January. So that means this review is a month overdue. Whoops, I apologise for that. Last Goodbye is not their only title track from the album, with Reality being their second title track from the album.

Last Goodbye is a ballad with a really nice acoustic based instrumental. The later parts and chorus of the song focus more on the orchestral sound, but the verses are mainly guitar based. The guitar really brings out a really nice country-side feel. The song sounds like a night spent around a fire, regardless if you are in the comfort of your own home or outside in the wilderness. Their vocals are brought out quite well, with the emotional side of the song sounding very prominent. Each member of the duo alone does an amazing job with their own vocals. Harmony and sophistication can be heard when they sing together. The chorus, for this reason, sounds amazing. The chorus is also quite catchy. It is another song that makes you sway along with the instrumental and vocals of the members. The only problem was the verses. While they led to the chorus perfectly, they did feel a little underwhelming. But besides that, it is a really good song to listen to.

Like what I mentioned above, the music video was sung around an open flame on a camping trip. Perfect! The video is simply them singing. Nothing much is happening. There are scenes throughout the video that tie this video with their “Musical Short Film” (which features their second title track, Reality). The good stuff is in the short film, so there isn’t much to talk about here.

Song – 9/10
Music Video – 7/10
Overall Rating – 8/10

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