I always enjoy listening to different genres, especially ones that I wouldn’t usually listen to. What I really like about listening to “You and I” by Fleur Lindsay & Toby Burley is how chilled out it is. You know that feeling when you’ve been super busy and had a stressful and intense time, and you finally get that day to just relax and switch off your brain? This is what “You and I” feels like to me.
It’s got a bit of an early 2000’s R&B sound to it with some simple electric guitar playing some simple yet beautiful chords, a slow drum beat, a few licks of piano and bass to round it off. In terms of the lyrics, it’s certainly about chilling out with someone you love and enjoying their company. It gives me the feel of a young couple laying together in bed just talking, laughing and really living in the moment.
Something that really accompanies the chilled out instrumental is Fleurs vocals. Her voice is very soft throughout the entirety of the song, almost in a constant falsetto. I really think it fits the song perfectly. It would still be an amazing song if she was belting out these really loud powerful notes, but by using the softer tone of her voice, it keeps the whole song in a nice chilled out lofi vibe. An impressive effort considering Fleur is only 19 years old!
In terms of the lyrics, I say it all the time, but you don’t need to have verses upon verses of detailed lyrics to create a good song. Something that’s simple, easy to sing along to, and even better if there’s a particular lyric or melody that you can remember. That’s exactly what you get with this song. The title of the song “You and I” is repeated during the chorus, and the groove doesn’t change much from the beginning of the song. But it’s easy to listen to.
Great song Fleur & Toby, really enjoyed this one!
Written by Jack Saunders
Frazer Mitchell - Producer, DJ, and Events Coordinator at Antix Music Network