Gary Pratt’s new single, “When It’s Our Love That’s Lost”, has been released, a country tune that’s all about the pain of losing the love of someone important in your life. It’s a country song to the bone as Gary Pratt is best known for, but how does it sound? That’s what we’re going to be looking at for today in our review of “When It’s Our Love That’s Lost.”
As a performer, Gary Pratt’s signature is his earthy, gravely performance that is proudly and boldly country, and it always works best in songs that are equally honest and grounded. This is applies especially to “When It’s Our Love That’s Lost,” but Gary adds a heavy dose of emotional gravitas to his usual performance to give us a heavily moving piece that stands out from other country acts.
The roaring instrumentals in the background contribute greatly to the melancholic but also nostalgic atmosphere that the song fosters. Rolling guitars and raging percussion spearhead the melody and rhythm, but it’s also very comforting. It almost invokes the feeling of missing home, which assume is exactly what the artist was going for here.
Musically everything is kept rather simple, with occasional flourishes adding musical complexity and depth to keep things interesting. Country music shines the most when it’s grounded and honest, and that’s a feature that is always a highlight in Gary Pratt’s music.
On the production end of things, the song is quite nicely arranged and mixed, with the instruments never overtaking the vocals but still being fundamental to the tune’s vibe and feel. Everything blends together in a seamless way and allows Gary to really show off just what makes him special.
“When It’s Our Love That’s Lost” is a classic Gary Pratt song, and a phenomenal addition to his musical library of work. With incredible displays of emotion, beautiful songwriting, soaring melodies and powerful vocals, it’s one of his best works so far.
So, what’s our verdict? “When It’s Our Love That’s Lost” gets a solid recommendation from this writer, especially if you’re a fan of country music. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a country singer as well rounded as Gary Pratt nowadays, and you owe it to yourself to check it out. In the meantime, we can’t wait to see what else the artist has in store for the future.