“There truly is no good in goodbye,” sings award-winning singer-songwriter Kenny Fame. Embracing your demons and casting them off in song, and that’s exactly what Fame does on this project. The pain, sincerity and honesty are evident in the words, the arrangements and chords. If you listen closely enough and open yourself up, the realness will seep into your soul and you will feel the truth of his melody and the spirit in his lyrics.
I really don’t like to enjoy the fruits of someone else’s pain, or even want to experience it, but most great touching music (much like poetry) is born from painful experiences. The writer only needs to convey it in such a way, that the outsider looking in can also experience it deeply…and Kenny manages to do that this time around, probably better than he has ever done before.
In my humble opinion, Kenny has come back on his latest single “Goodbye” with a refreshing ray of beaming, bright, brilliant sunlight, after the storm that hit Paris recently. He shines and warms the soul and delivers a poignant performance. His voice is metered and unforced while the piano-driven arrangement is haunting enough, to carry your imagination to a place of soothing waterfalls, surrounded by a field full of beautiful unplucked wildflowers. It is, yes a song of emotional devastation, but it signals a strong message of hope when someone is able to analyze and come to terms with unanswered questions.
Kenny’s smooth flow really stands out this time when he is crooning words of love, sorrow and apology. He shows the signs of a singer-songwriter with an abundance of talent. And this project delivers all that it is intended to do, and that is to pull the listener into his world and blanket them with a strong dose of Kenny Fame magic. “Goodbye” gives the raw emotion of begging for the perfect storm to come sweep through and rid yourself of all your problems and heartache. It is a plea and a promise to be a better person and companion.
Being an artist that crosses many genres and styles, on the occasion some of Kenny’s songs may have fallen flat, mainly for the absolute diversity, but this is not the case with “Goodbye”. The song fits him like a glove and he does not betray any expectations. He delivers it comfortably and emotionally with eloquence. “Maybe there is truly some good in ‘Goodbye’ Kenny?”