Chris Birkett confesses his love for his wife on the 80s inspired track, Precious Love.
Chris Birkett is an old romantic and heart and this side of him shines through on single Precious Love. Celebrating the love he shares with his wife who he met 10 years ago (and proposed to on their second meeting), the track is an unashamedly 80s soft rock ballad that you can tell is close to his heart.
With sax and that rolling 80s sound apparent from the start, it’s apparent straight away that this is going to be one of those throwback tracks that’s open and free. As soon as Chris’s deep and sincere vocals kick in he wears his heart on his sleeve and is not ashamed of it.
The sultry sound builds up well as the track continues but perhaps could do with a couple more fills to open it up. The chorus could also just be a little more interesting instead of just repeating ‘precious love’ over and over. What the track does do right is based on the great musicianship throughout, especially the playful sax that wanders and deviates, bringing the sound out of its shell when needed.
The lyrics will feel a little cheesy and too ‘on the nose’ for some, but Chris has written this song for him and his wife solely and that’s all that matters to him. It does really make you feel pleasant, however, and will leave some wanting to feel the passion that fills Birkett’s relationship: “All is gold when you shine your light, the flowers seem to open when you pass by.”
Precious Love is Chris Birkett telling his wife how much he loves her against a soft rock sound that you can tell he really enjoys. For some, it will feel a little dated, but I get the feeling this song is more for him than anyone else. It’s always nice to listen in on someone else’s happiness and that’s exactly what you get here.