Lorenzo Iannotti has gone from strength to strength after his breakthrough track Now and Forever, released early in 2019, attracted a lot of attention on US radio.
He’s back with a new release, If Love Comes to Call, a heart-stirring mainstream pop song that will no doubt repeat the extraordinary success of his previous single. It begins with the bare cadences of Lorenzo’s impassioned vocals, with evocative key sounds supporting the melancholic lilt of the verse’s melody, the lyric direct and unapologetically candid and raw.
The song’s subject matter becomes immediately clear but it’s the method by which Lorenzo handles such a matter which reveals the vital essence of this record. And Lorenzo sings like he means it; with finesse and unbridled dynamism. Along with the universal themes, Lorenzo’s spirited expression and a polished production, there is an undeniably well-crafted song here that not only contains some gripping melodies but holds a few subtle surprises too.
The steady build of the instrumentation as the track proceeds, going from voice and organ in verse one to a full band complete with swirling string lines in the verses following the first chorus, progresses to a multi-dimensional sound that reflects the amplified urgency of Lorenzo’s performance and a tangible sense of heartbreak.
However, it’s a heartbreak that feels hopeful, with the opening line of the chorus containing within its structure the vulnerability of survival. The arrangement highlights the various parts of the song wonderfully, with the bridge section a marvellous change in scope and melody, imbuing the following breakdown chorus with an alleviating power. Another admirable aspect of If Love Comes to Call is that it ticks many stylistic boxes; it’s mainstream pop yet one hears traces of country too, it has a cinematic quality to it yet there is an intimacy about it also.
If Love Comes to Call is a moving and hook-laden track that is sure to place Lorenzo Iannotti firmly in the spotlight.