Track Review: Michael Bublé, ‘I Believe in You’
Following an update of his style (“Nobody but Me”) and a record playing his style tried-and-true (“My Kind of Girl”), Michael Bublé issues a third single, “I Believe in You.” “I Believe in You” shows another side of Bublé – his pop side. “I Believe in You” is by no means a departure – many times, Bublé has released pop songs throughout his career. “Home,” “Haven’t Met You Yet,” and “It’s a Beautiful Day” are a few contemporary pop songs that come to mind.
“I Believe in You” opens with rhythmic acoustic guitar – a far cry from the two previous singles released from Nobody but Me. As referenced earlier, the sound is more pop-oriented sound, specifically, adult contemporary pop. This provides a welcome contrast, not unlike Bublé’s past pop records.
“I Believe in You” possesses a lighter sound on the first verse. The second verse features fuller production. This is a predictable trick, but successful. The intensity is amplified on the chorus, which features an uplifting message, as suggested by the cliché title. Ultimately, “I Believe in You” is a bit middle of the road. It soars, but could’ve soared somewhat higher.
Not a game changing song, but “I Believe in You” is respectable and shows a different look for Michael Bublé. This doesn’t trump his first two singles by any means, nor his typical style, but it’s a worthwhile listen and change of pace. To reiterate, the biggest rub is that it is somewhat “middle of the road.”