Here at the Send Me Your Ears studio today, we’ve been listening to the latest single from JW Paris. Leave it Alone was released on 24th June, 2023.
Leave it Alone is a look into how we all question our own reality and look for redemption from mistakes we’ve made in the past. It is a deeply personal song in which JW Paris reflects on our own inner journey of self-discovery and acceptance.
The accompanying video is most definitely worth a watch. It is a well-put-together, black-and-white montage of the band which has a live feel to it. We especially liked the section where the drums are particularly busy and the shot of the drummer playing is repeated to give the impression of lots of drummers.
Leave it Alone is an alt/indie rock track which follows in the footsteps of their singles: “Electric Candle Light” and “Runaway” which received impressive airplay statistics.
We love the melodic bass lines and there are some cool delays on the vocals here. The layered vocals in the choruses are a nice touch too. The song has some great dynamics in it, with plenty of rise and fall to keep the listener interested, together with the repeated vocal line leading into the choruses, this is definitely a song you might find yourself singing along to.
A breakdown in the middle gives the vocalist a real chance to shine, with some gorgeous falsetto moments while a lovely and present kick drum keeps the rhythm steady. This section builds beautifully with the repeated line, “I can’t leave it alone.”
Ideas from our ears
A hi-pass filter at around 40Hz would remove some unnecessary low end rumble. A cut centred around 700-800Hz would reduce some ‘honky’ and ‘nasal’ tones. A boost centred around 5kHz with an additional larger high shelf boost set around 10-11kHz would give the track some much-needed top end. Another great way to get even more top end would be to use a single band compressor with some make-up gain set on the top 2 octaves. This added top end will help give the track more brightness and presence. As always, these are just some ideas from our ears.
It’s evident that JW Paris are fans of White Stripes and Nirvana in their writing and styles of creativity. They’re ambitious and creative and seem to be grabbing plenty of media attention.