Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Highway - Kitchie Nadal

I want to share this wonderful, inspiring and spiritual song of Kitchie Nadal. It makes me feel relax, peace and comfortable. Well, Almost of the tracks on her latest album are unique and simply the best. The way the lyrics knocking everyones body, soul and spirit to accept God in our life.

Below is the Highway Video: Please read the review and lyrics, and you will see what I mean!.




HIGHWAY REVIEW

THE WORD: +2.25 points

The Bible’s truths and Kitchie’s poetry mixed, indeed, these two major ingredients assured healthy music that can be fed to every ear and soul!

1. THE TRUTH OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT (Verse 1) – Where there is darkness, light can be found. We are living in this world full of darkness, and unless we keep watch, pray, and earnestly seek the Light, we can be swayed easily into temptation. Everytime I play this song, I remember the verse Kitchie wrote in my Kitchie Nadal CD – Matthew 26:41. We can only battle the darkness by shedding light into the dark areas of our lives. As we keep watch and pray, satan’s schemes to kill, steal, and destroy will never overpower us…

2. THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH: JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY (Chorus) – No other way to heaven, but through ONE name ONLY – JESUS, our Savior. Quoting John 14:6 as the basis, salvation cannot be achieved through good works so that no one can boast about it (Eph.2:8~9). I most love the phrase “apart from you are roads downhill”… boy, how can you top that? Soooo rightfully true!

3. THE POETRY OF KITCHIE NADAL (Verse 2) – Kitchie amazes me with her excellent writing skills! She applies her poetic stance without compromise. This verse proclaims the greatness of God’s marvelous creation. The wide open space, planes, thunderstorms, the rain – notice how she described them! Speaking of a true artist – excellent!

4. THE TRUTH OF BEING SECURE (Bridge) - Psalms 91 is one of my favorite chapters and in fact I memorized it because it is rich with God’s promises of assurance, protection, and security. God cannot lie, He does what He promises. There is no safer place than in the presence of God – Kitchie had reiterated this statement in Walk On Water and its proven!

THE SOUND: +2.2 points

The musical arrangement is properly managed. The intro can easily catch an ear with the addition of unordinary sounds. Those unordinary sounds had not been heard from the previous album, proving Kitchie’s claim that she evolved as an artist. The progression went well from the short and catchy intro then Kitchie’s voice appearing at 0:16 was magnified as it took the lead all through out..

I have realized that Kitchie’s voice is very much unique and real good. For the past album, I must admit that her voice to me is average but yes, still unique. Good voice doesn’t have to be high-pitched and flowery, good voice rings in the ear of the beholder. And for this beholder, her voice is soothing my soul and got my ear’s nod.

OTHERS: +0.45 points

The song used just the right mix and not overly done. All through out, there is less distraction from the voice, almost no back-up vocals, and you can feel that the instruments were played minor to the singer – an advantage.

Mass appeal is there and the quality of the whole song is excellent lyrically and musically .

THE BUZZ:

This is the album’s carrier single and was written basically for the Caltex ad. If I’m not mistaken, this was the last song written for this album and ironically, this is best done for me. I have seen the initial music video for Highway and I didn’t liked it – its low-budgeted aside from that it’s boring. The message is very much positive, there must be more life into the video so as to convey the message.Kitchie has to improve her “acting” skills also in doing music videos. Caltex need to release a good video for both parties’ gain.

THE RECALL: YOU ARE THE HIGHWAY

TOTAL RATING: 4.9 CALTEX STARS!


HIGHWAY LYRICS
Kitchie Nadal
Albu
m: Love Letter

Do you know where the light comes from?
And the darkness live?
So you can take me by the hand and lead me home when I am lost

You are the highway
Apart from you are roads downhill
You are the highest way the truth and the life
There is no other road for me

Speeding through wide open space
City cousins and the rolling planes
Chart the routes of the thunderstorms
Carve the canyons for the downpours of the rain

You are the highway
Apart from you are roads downhill
You are the highest way the truth and the life
There is no other road for me


Thousands may fall on my sides but I will drive as I read the signs
Keeping my eyes on the morning star
Turning right, I keep turning right

You are the highway
Apart from you are roads downhill
You are the highest way the truth and the life
There is no other road for me

To be safe, to be safe, to be safe
Cause I am safer here

Credit to ate Vilma the review: http://vilma77.multiply.com/journal/item/51

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