Daily Song Study

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers – I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love

In songs on October 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I’ve spoken earlier of songs that are designed only to work when more than one person is involved, and today’s tune is a perfect example.

Layered harmonies are nice, but staggering their entry is an under-used technique for showcasing them, as the Gatlin Brothers do quite well here. Note also that they bring in the middle part first, then the low, then the high, which separates it from the normal linear pattern in which staggered vocals come in. A nice trick, which actually ends up creating the hook.

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