Madelyn Victoria reminds us that value exists in a simple sentiment, “He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor” is a beautiful ballad that seems to say “I want to know what you’re thinking” – of course, from a more complicated/enigmatic female perspective. It is refreshing to know (at least in the world of country music) that human relationships are still valuable as song substance in a time where casual sex and drug use are much more common themes in popular music. With this song, Ms. Victoria is allowing us a personal glimpse of her own individual desire, and we’re better off for it.
There is first rate instrumentation to this number which consists of a small orchestra of percussion, fiddle, and strumming. The song starts out with a classic-country baritone range distorted guitar reminiscent of the best of Calexico-type solos. Madelyn’s voice is likewise beautiful in a soulful middle register; powerful, yet so very elegant. One of the things that really shines in this song is the length of the notes in the verse – the individual pitches ring out almost like the long reverberation of a church bell, that is until the chorus begins.
It’s a lovely song – a little bit like a late night phone call from a close friend and hopefully, we’ll get at least a few more calls as time goes on. To learn more about Madelyn Victoria, please visit her webiste here: www.madelynvictoriamusic.com