“It’s My Movie,” the new single from much-buzzed singer/songwriter Bryn Ryan-Van Dyke, has been causing quite a stir among discriminating pop fans lately, and one needn’t do much more than take a peek at the lyric video for the song to understand why. The dynamic skillset of Ryan-Van Dyke brings every stitch of audio to life in this three-and-a-half-minute slice of soulful modern pop, and while I admittedly came into this review expecting a lot out of “It’s My Movie,” I wasn’t expecting to hear what amounts to an intrepidly stylish track with a lyrical warmth that is literally unlike any other that I’ve heard recently.
Ryan-Van Dyke starts slow in this song, building up the tension using a blanket of instrumental melodies as a canvas atop which she’ll paint a vivid picture with her words. One by one, different components are introduced into what eventually becomes a multilayered master mix; there’s a little guitar here, a dusting of percussion there, and before we know it, we’re surrounded by a tidal wave of harmonies that could easily drag us asunder were it directed to. Fortunately for us, Ryan-Van Dyke calms the storm with her sincere serenade, and we continue in this patchwork of plush melodicism uninterrupted.
The instrumentation gets simply chilling in the chorus, and though I am a huge fan of this singer’s set of gilded pipes, it was the hook in “It’s My Movie” that got me addicted to the track.
The video for this single doesn’t interfere with the hypnotic nature of the music at all; contrarily, Ryan-Van Dyke makes certain that every shot stays out of the way of our direct route to the rich tonality of the track. She doesn’t have time for Hollywood-style theatrics - she’s far too busy casting her spell with the seductive harmonies that adorn her every word.
In general, I think that the lyric video for “It’s My Movie” is dreamy, and truth be told, it’s kind of eclectic when compared to its conservatively-arranged source material. It might not be the most action-packed of the fall, but it’s still sporting one of the most elegant soundtracks of anything to hit the airwaves since the season got started. One thing I will say is that, in regards to the video’s film quality, “It’s My Movie” is top of the line, and I even think that it looks a little sharper than some of the major label content to make headlines lately.
Usually when a single gets the amount of buzz that this one has I become skeptical about its legitimacy, but in the case of this new effort from Bryn Ryan-Van Dyke, listeners can rest assured that they’re getting Grade-A pop music gold in “It’s My Movie.” This singer, songwriter, and creative mastermind is doing amazing things in the studio as well as out in the world around her, and my gut tells me that this most recent release isn’t going to mark the only time that we’re talking about her work before the decade expires.
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