Gareth Dunlop’s “Church” is a beautiful pean to the search for meaning and faith in a world of uncertainties which can be felt throughout its touching lyrics and spellbinding melodies. This song gently touches on the themes of faith, love and human condition conclusively directing its divees to understand better both wonders as well wishes gripping in their essence.
In introspective verses and loving choruses, Dunlop ponders on the obscure facet of life and a quarry for supra tangible purpose. Emotionally driven vocals adds a relatable and personal touch to the lyric, eliciting feelings of nostalgia as well intravenous inquisition that sends listeners into retrospection. The track is further infused with the undertones of a gospel that imbue an air of reverence and sublimity which helps in taking listeners to a place for meditation, reflection etc.
The composition of ‘Church’ is constructed brilliantly, with little lilting piano tunes and triumphant orchestra blowing gracefully but steadily – like the wait before one great vantage point. In every verse and chorus there is an intro of new item that connects from the one before but molds a climax where they are soaring with their vocals perfectly accompanied by powerful instruments. The Faith and Gravity’s progression of dynamics, faith rising over doubt would be reflected by the song dynamic process leaving listeners in an urge to rise with their faith again.
In church Dunlop is certainly all over the place in a good way, resulting to he personifies gospel imbued with folk and pop facets thus coming along his one-of -a kindy style of communication. Through its touching lyrics, haunting melodies and evocative atmosphere ‘Church’ is a sensitively offered reminder of the mirror character that human beings are; we live life being afraid to die but with courage in doing so.