Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from Giovany Revelle. My Future Baby and Me was released on 29th August, 2023.
The moment the song started, our team all grinned. This is exactly the kind of positivity and enthusiasm that we’ve come to know and love from Giovany, and we think this might be one of his best to date.
The song highlights the idea of excitedly looking for The One. It carries the sentiment of a life in the future and the opportunities that come from living in a big city.
Chicago-based Revelle has impressed us every step of the way so far, and this track is the last single to be released before his debut album (which came out yesterday). We strongly urge our readers to go take a listen to his entire body of work. The consistency and quality that we’ve heard so far from Giovany is astonishing for a debut album, and we simply cannot wait to hear that his music is being heard by a wider audience.
This track reminded us very much of the great Jools Holland Orchestra, with a few touches of Brian Setzer thrown in for good measure. Revelle’s vocals are a real joy to listen – you can always hear him smiling as he sings, and it is just charming. My Future Baby and Me is such a positive and enriching track.
We love the stabs and the stops, the subtle keys runs and the occasional drum fill that takes the track to a whole new level. Of particular interest is the horn section (trumpet/trombone/tenor sax) which blends effortlessly with some classy doop-wop style backing vocals. Some very tight playing here!
Ideas from our ears
Some additional thickness could be achieved with a few tiny EQ adjustments. A boost around 60Hz and a cut around 190Hz for bass balancing followed by a couple of cuts in the 1-2kHz range to reduce some very slightly honky and harsh tones. Lastly a shelf boost around 6kHz for added presence. A single band compressor on the top 2 octaves with some make up gain would also help with the top end brightness. Lastly, a light compressor/limiter with a little make up gain would further add to the thickness of the overall sound as well as raising the volume a touch. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.
Giovany Revelle is one of our favourites at the moment. Consistently impressive, positive music to brighten any listener’s day. Highly recommended.