Léonie Gray (ft. Matthew J. Bongiorno) - 'Who Will Stop the Nuclear Clock?'
Review Written by Ionas Finser & Staff
“Who Will Stop the Nuclear Clock” opens with deceptively lighthearted guitar chords, but suspense is growing. The song suddenly modulates to the parallel minor key to begin the first verse, and illuminates a vital message: while we go about our lighthearted, everyday lives, imminent catastrophe is looming behind closed doors.
The masterful beat played throughout this powerful song is almost hazy and dystopian, and compliments Léonie Gray’s lush, silky vocals. Big props to producer Bruno B. Valleungs for his intelligent, artistic elements.
The message of this song revolves around the issue of Nuclear War, and its underestimated reality in our world today. Léonie Gray’s crystal voice does a fantastic job highlighting the urgency of this matter, and pairs perfectly with the instrumentals underneath.
“Who will stop the nuclear clock? / Who’ll guarantee the setting sun? / Who will stop the nuclear clock? / Who’ll turn back the hands of the clock?”
Another highlight is the inclusion of a spoken narration through the middle of the song. This narration adds to the overcast atmosphere, and keeps focus on the main themes of the song.
Léonie Gray’s “Who Will Stop the Nuclear Clock” may be a song of inspiration and activism, but that doesn’t stop it from being melodic and catchy. Who knows how long the wait for the nuclear clock will be, but one thing is for sure: the wait for complete stardom is almost over when it comes to Léonie Gray and Bruno B. Valleungs.
About Léonie Gray
Léonie Gray is an up-and-coming RnB/Soul Singer-Songwriter/Producer from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Gray grew up in a very artistic and creative atmosphere. Today, she uses her songwriting to convey her emotions and discuss themes such as self-growth, mental health, relationships and feminism. Léonie has released four self-penned and produced EPs: ‘Eliana’s Poison,’ ‘A Night at Honey's,’ ‘Growth,’ and ‘Sensitive.'
In 2018, Gray was featured on two songs written and produced by Bruno B. Vallelunga: “Who Will Stop the Nuclear Clock” and “Holiday Blues.” In 2019, the song “Holiday Blues” got Gray the 2019 Silver Medal Award by the Global Music Awards. She has also played at the world-famous Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.
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'Who Will Stop the Nuclear Clock?' by Léonie Gray (ft. Matthew J. Bongiorno) is featured on BWH Music Group’s new release, ‘On Peace Street, Vol. One.’ The compilation album is a collection of 19 original songs in various genres by today's best independent artists and songwriters. Sharing songs about peace and social justice, the artist's songs will ultimately remind you of the importance of peace, fairness, love and unity. Filled with meaningful lyrics and exceptional music, this playlist is an example of how music can influence, and even change, people, movements, and society. Visit BWH Music Group Album Release Page for more information. #WhoWillStoptheNuclearClock #LéonieGray #MatthewJBongiorno #BrunoBVallelunga #IndependentMusicNews #BWHMusicGroup #2019PeaceSongs #2019SocialJusticeSongs #OnPeaceStreet #MusicReviewBlog