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We review the new single from Matilda Pratt – ‘Dear You’

Melancholic and sincere, Matilda Pratt’s new single is heartbreak ballad perfection. Beautiful vocals ring out with honesty and raw emotion, the acoustic sound of the instrumental lending to the intimacy of the track.

Pratt’s vocal performance is the key feature of this release, her dynamic style showcasing her own vulnerability and contrasting that with the power she clearly holds in her voice. It is fantastic to see both sides of her vocal ability, making this a dynamic release that builds with peaks and troughs.

The simplicity of this single elevates the story of the lyrics, just an acoustic guitar accompanying plaintive vocals. Lush vocal harmonies flesh this track out and showcase another side to Pratt’s voice, providing a soft texture against the lead line.

The melody flows effortlessly, soaring and diving to showcase the range of Matilda Pratt’s voice. The sincerity of her performance shines through, and the raw emotion on show is compelling and moving. Matilda Pratt delivers pop heartbreak at its finest, leaving us on an optimistic high. Pratt has made a name for herself with charismatic live performances and putting her own spin on well-known covers, earning her plays on BBC Introducing Radio, and a trip to Los Angeles to record a live session.

You can hear the growth and maturity coming through in ‘Dear You’, both in the melody and the arrangement of the track. This is an exciting release for Matilda Pratt as she continues to take the plunge with her own original music.