REVIEW: Brett Pruneau — Sitting on Top of the World (SINGLE)
“Sitting on Top of the World” is the latest single from powerhouse vocalist and rising talent Brett Pruneau. Someone who’s been steadily improving their craft rapidly over such a short amount of time, it’s all on display in this masterclass vocalist showcase.
A fun catchy little single about the joys of feeling together with someone, it’s elevated by the miraculous vocal works of Brett. The track kicks off with a multi-layered acoustic guitar fusion before Brett’s vocals kick in as he thinks on his lover, someone waiting who he watches who he finds shines brighter than the city lights.
There’s an innocence to the lyrics and the vocal performance that makes it endlessly charming. It feels like something a bright eyed protagonist in a current Disney animated film would sing. It’s an anthem that celebrates love, but the love and relief you have with someone as things kick into the hook with the titular lyric “Sitting on top of the world”. The vocal layering becomes denser and there’s a stronger echo as if Brett has been joined by a chorus of himself as he professes his love.
There’s an interesting deliberation that Brett places in his words, almost as if he’s singing just slightly slower than the instrumental is playing, and it was a little perplexing at first, but upon further listens you really settle into it and you realize that Brett is making it so that all of his words and inflections are taking center stage for you to get lost in them. I can easily see this being a favorite at parties and weddings with just how infectious and sincere it is. It’s a song tailor made for crowds to when things take a break in the back end for the choral repeat that you can immediately hear a large crowd singing alongside.
With the past few years in the rearview mirror and how dark things have gotten, I just wanna go on record and say how delightful it is to have a song out that just praises human connection and the ability to fall in love with someone, it’s something so uncynical that I hope large companies don’t try to steal this song for their own commercial purposes. Brett’s voice is seriously astonishing and this track is sure to net him thousands and thousands of fans all eager to hear someone who just speaks and performs with love.
There’s a sort of timelessness to this song, like it’s existed for years before but it doesn’t feel like it’s derivative of pop acts of the last few years. Brett has been carving a niche all his own and it’ll be exciting where he goes from here. My only complaint is that the song never punches past the heights it hits in the first third even after the dip before the final chorus, but it luckily never feels static or like it’s going through the motions. “Sitting on Top of the World” is a labor of love and we’re lucky to sit alongside Pruneau as he belts into the horizons.