Review: Preston D Barnes – Way Back When

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Preston first came into the public eye as he competed on The Voice UK but he was far from a wide eyed new kid on the block, he had been a professional, highly qualified musician in the Army. For 16 years he travelled the world, visiting 38 different countries, performing with The Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers before becoming an instructor at the Royal Military School of Music. 

‘Way Back When’ was written by Canadian singer/songwriter Victoria Dykes, Produced by Mark Wickenden at Sonic Boom Music and co-produced by Ben Newton. The song boasts a slick production and a catchy chorus that will reel you in and, in a live setting, have you up on your feet dancing. Meanwhile, Preston’s vocals are strong but smooth, he reminded me of Brett Young or Russell Dickerson on his last release but channels someone like Mitchell Tenpenny when delivering this song. It’s hard to find fault with this track, the perfect song for the perfect voice. This is such a strong release from Preston which makes me eager to hear what’s to come! 

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