Born in Eastern Europe, now settled in Los Angeles, Diana Barash has obtained an interesting style during her years as a composer and singer. “Save This World” is the lead single from her debut album A Miracle Of Love, released in late 2013.
Her European origins are apt as the intro to “Save This World” immediately remind one of a Eurovision entry. The singer introduces the song with a pseudo-dramatic spoken word, before tame, computer-sounding drums enter and this feeling is one found throughout the track. The chorus has hints of voice alteration and is the highlight of the song, but it does little to redeem it as a whole.
There is a lack of sincerity and character within the song, and the lyrics are very generic. The singer claims Jazz, R&B and Pop as influences and while these are evident, it’s hard to see “Save This World” making an impact on these genres. I feel it’s a style of music that would not be able to maintain itself, or find an audience, without free-sharing platforms such as YouTube or SoundCloud. It may sound harsh, but there are few positives that can be found in the song unless you are a dedicated fan of Ms. Barash.
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