Emilio Crixell & Border Soul offers a powerful, thoughtful piece of pop on the poignant “Movimiento feat. Alex Ruiz & Rick del Castillo”. Rather creatively Emilio Crixell & Border Soul tie together their retro leanings with a modern flair. Lyrics focus on the everyday, on what people experience on a regular basis, all the while possessing a cheery optimism that helps to give the song an airy lightness. Stylistically Emilio Crixell & Border Soul incorporate a wide variety of genres, all the way from the soul that anchors it to elements of the blues, rock, paired alongside a strong singer-songwriter tradition.
Things start up immediately. Guitar work reflects a nimbleness, the percussion possessing a deft touch. By far the true heart and soul comes from the glorious vocals that rest right in the center of the track. From there all else flows, from the various flourishes to the careful usage of accordion to great effect. Everything gradually builds up over the course of the piece, revealing a true knack for melody. Around the latter half of the piece everything lets loose, for they reveal a true desire to simply rise above the many struggles that make up a life. Hope pours out of the piece while it reaches a spirited conclusion.
With “Movimiento feat. Alex Ruiz & Rick del Castillo” Emilio Crixell & Border Soul craft a timeless, infinitely tasteful song whose message and melody linger in the mind.