Embodying the best of R&B and soul, Fidelis delivers an introspective ode on the powerful “Want This”. The light breezy touch works wonders for the sheer force of nature that is his voice. Words flow through with a delicate sensibility each one imbued with an undeniable sense of life. Pure poetry, the lyrics focus upon the self, the desires that can define and drive a person forward. Reflection is a must and the way he carefully arranges each verse is lovely. Lines are weighted for maximum impact for the delicate arrangement further adds to its soothing touch.
Instrumentally rich the nimbleness of the sound lends it a poignancy. Fidelis incorporates lessons learned from Stevie Wonder for it offers that same overwhelming sense of compassion that ties it all together. Beyond this, easy comparisons can be made to Ed Sheeran’s delicate work, for it radiates so much warmth. On the introspection and questioning disposition Fidelis conjures up imagery similar to that of Frank Ocean. Akin to Frank Ocean’s output, this song has a probing quality, one that explores motivation and what is truly important to include in one’s life. Right in the center of this all is a message of inspiration of knowing one is not alone in question that questioning one’s own purpose is perfectly healthy.
Guitars glide on through alongside the sweeping ambient washes. The tone is set for the rest of the piece swirls by in a dream lush fashion. So spacious the way the sound echoes into the infinite gives it a meditative quality, one of a peaceful calm. Upon the inclusion of his vocals the song blooms with so much vibrant color. Everything revolves around the sheer power that is his voice as it fills up the rest of the work. Almost classical in its elegant cadence the cyclical nature of the groove helps to make the work feel hypnotic. Percussive elements gradually filter into the fray as well maintaining the gentle spirit of the piece. No bass, the percussion skitters about in a fantastic glow. Buildup of the sound occurs in a naturalistic way. The crescendo of the piece happens in such a subtle way. For the final stretch a realization emerges one that guides the message until the entirety of the piece elegantly melts away into the sonic ether.
Fidelis is an exceptionally talented artist one whose “Want This” only marks the beginning of a newly minted classic.