Miesa, ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ | Track Review
R&B and pop artist Miesa shines on ballad “If I Didn’t Love You,” a promo single from her EP, When Love.
Sometimes, it seems as if R&B is on its last leg. The buzz around big name artists dropping new albums is minimal – much more tempered than the past. Nonetheless, R&B artists old and new stay on the grind, including the extremely talented Miesa. Dropping her EP When Love on June 23, Miesa issues promo single “If I Didn’t Love You,” whetting her fans’ palates for sure. “If I Didn’t Love You” was co-written by Miesa and Jackson Croft, and produced by Chemistri.
The record features lush production work from the onset, courtesy of electric guitar and keyboards. Drum programming enters at the start of the first verse. Naturally, Miesa delivers a beautiful vocal performance, showcasing a lovely tone early on. One of the pros of her vocal performance is the fact that she sings in her upper register. This amplifies the sensual vibe of the record as a whole. Miesa sounds more robust on the second verse. Regardless of the section, her voice is always a selling point throughout.
In regards to selling points as a whole, the chorus is the crème de la crème, particularly in its later iteration. Harmonized vocals bring more energy to the record, atoning for an earlier lack of ‘sectional separation’ – more on that later. These appear at the 3:00-minute mark. Dramatic, sensual electric guitar reappears towards the end, concluding “If I Didn’t Love You” soundly.
There’s little to criticize about “If I Didn’t Love You” – Miesa has got it going on. The only nitpick is about more separation – distinction – between the section of the songs. The production work is always lush and radiant, but arguably, more separation could’ve accentuated this fine record even more. Call it what it is – a minor quibble.
To reiterate, Miesa delivers on “If I Didn’t Love You” without question. Vocally, she sounds superb. The production is lush and sensual through and through. “If I Didn’t Love You” definitely serves as a respectable lead-in for When Love.