High Inspired If You Want Me/ Where Do You Go

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High Inspired is the brainchild of Ian Child, sorry no pun intended. Child, by his own admission, is a suburban kid, now resident in Barcelona, who fell in love with soundtracks, theme tunes, the Top Twenty and The Beatles.

Child states that he was energised in 1979 by post-punk and listening to Radio One’s John Peel on a transistor radio under the bed covers as he drifted off to sleep to dream about the magic of music.

And magical is certainly a term I would use of High Inspired’s limited seven inch and stream single double A Side If You Want Me/ Where Do You Go. From the opening bars of If You Want Me, I straight away felt an association with the feel of a good pop sound of the early Sixties to the early Seventies, from The Beach Boys to Middle of the Road, their smash single ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’, an uplifting pop song that gets you immediately dancing. I am positive that is exactly what Child (acoustic and electronic instruments) wanted to emulate, along with the rest of High Inspired, Pylon King (synthetic instruments), Nigel Butler (producer) and Elle Leon (vocals), as they have certainly created a breezy and bright sound and, to me, that is refreshing.

Where Do You Go is a classic declaration of a love single, combining a Hammond organ and distorted guitar riff, to create a triumphant sound, as Leon pleads to her lover of their whereabouts. I could easily visualize this song at the end of a poignant kitchen sink drama as it is a powerful and authentic number.

It is clear that Child and King are talented musicians, along with the harmonic and sweet vocals of Elle Leon, a native of County Kildare, Ireland, who met Child whilst travelling through Barcelona, that is the magic of music.

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