Single Review: “Precious Love” by Chris Birkett

Award-winning singer-songwriter-music composer Chris Birkett recently released his single “Precious Love” as an ode to his wife Joan Prowse. The beautiful pop piece captures Birkett’s perspective on humanity as he narrates the power of love and the profound positive impact it can have on the world.

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The song showcases the humility and the playful spirit that comes with real love and how individuals in love can affect collectively through relationships. In the words of Birkett, “Precious Love” is about how positive feelings can grow and how love can transform people”.

“I don’t know, but I have heard of perfection, I believe they broke the mold that made you, A miracle took place in your conception, This miracle has made my dreams come true…” goes the lyrics in Birkett’s deep and sincere voice, alongside infectious melody and a catchy rhythm.

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A soaring sax gives the track an upbeat flow, while the glimmering guitar strings create hypnotic hooks and the backing harmonies add to its energy. The sultry sound builds up well as the track progresses. The song beautifully captures the emotional highs of finding your true love as Birkett proudly wears his heart on his sleeve.

The Story Behind “Precious Love”

Chris Birkett and Joan Prowse

Chris Birkett was performing at a Massey Hall concert with Buffy Sainte-Marie. There he met the beautiful Joan Prowse, a documentary filmmaker, who had made a documentary about Buffy. Chris was bowled over by her radiant smile. Two years later, they spent their Valentines together in Paris. Next day, Chris proposed to Joan, and they got married in March 2013.

Now 10 years after their first meeting, Chris has written this song called “Precious Love” in celebration of their relationship. Lead vocals, guitar and bass are also by Chris Birkett. The song also features Paul DeLong on drums, Bill King on keyboards and Gene Hardy on sax. Background vocals are by Taylor Abrahamse.

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About Chris Birkett

Chris Birkett

Chris Birkett is a multi-talented artist, including a producer, singer-songwriter, composer and sound engineer. He has worked with several top-class international artists like Sinead O’Connor, Alison Moyet, Dexys Midnight Runners, Bob Geldof, Steve Earle and Talking Heads. He has earned a number of awards including Grammy, Canadian Junos and Polaris Music Prize.

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