Montell Fish Chases a Ghost in “I Just Wanna Feel Your Love Again”
Montell Fish strips himself down to the ribs on “I Just Wanna Feel Your Love Again,” a haunting ballad of abandonment that showcases his acute ability to transfer emotion and heal us all in the process.
The side of the bed that was once theirs, the Sunday morning service you memorized the choreography of and every hymn. Whether he sings to a lover or dead religion, Fish encapsulates the pain of longing for a ghost to visceral effect, which stands out as his superpower. You always feel every edge of the alt-indie artist's deafening emotion, and whether you relate or not, for those few breathtaking minutes, you’re drowning with him.
As “I Just Wanna Feel Your Love Again” proves, sometimes, it isn’t the ending that destroys you, but the slow drain of silence. Fish recounts the absence of his old life’s warmth and vows he’d go through it all again, even if he's painfully aware of how it will always end.
Give Fish an acoustic guitar and some simple software and nothing but a masterpiece will be born. With a pain-stricken voice and bleeding heart, as he toes the line of R&B and indie, we find comfort in his blur. It makes his sound all the more his, furthering a genre acts like The Weekend abandoned for the mainstream.
While it’s not explicitly said exactly who or what the subject of his wanting is on “I Just Wanna Feel Your Love Again,” the vagueness leaves room for us all to apply it to our own unique aching. And there’s no remedy quite as potent as Montell Fish.
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