Hidden Gems: Legacy Five – “Unless”
February 28, 2008 3 Comments
This 3/4 ballad was on Legacy Five’s Monuments project. I always thought this was one of the stronger songs on the project, though “Not That You Died”, “Roll Away”, and “Out Of My Darkness” got the radio play. Scott Fowler sings the first verse, and does a good job. Smooth quartet harmonies highlight the chorus, then a key change and Frank Seamans takes the second verse. Another key change comes after the second chorus, and a round-like tag with really nice harmony leads to a (false) ending. The key changes again and they repeat the last couple of lines of the chorus and the round-like tag again. This is a great song, and the harmony on the tag is marvelous. Frank Seamans’ performance is very strong here, one of his best on the disc. The lyrics are strong, the arrangement is spot on, and there is just a lot to like about this tune. Give it a listen.