REVIEW: Love by Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé is back with his 10th studio album that is filled with the singer’s deep understanding and passion for classic love songs. 

Filled with warmth and positivity, it is a welcome return to music for  Michael Bublé on his latest album that concentrates on the theme of love and the joys it can bring.

There is no denying that the last couple of years have been difficult for the singer and his family, which is why it is so lovely to listen to this heartfelt and hopeful album when it would have been so easy to focus on the darkness of the last two years. Instead what emerges on this album is the sense that love in all forms managed to overpower the despair and this is the way in which Bublé wants to celebrate this.

As always, the singer is so thoughtful not only in the way in which he selects the songs but the way he interprets them to offer a fresh perspective. This is particularly clear on songs such as ‘When I Fall in Love’ and ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ – both of which when listening to you really sense Bublé pouring his heart and soul into them that reveals the depth and understanding for each lyric he has.

While much of the album feels calm and reflective, the singer is still capable of surprising with a very dramatic and powerful rendition of ‘My Funny Valentine’ that seems to burst out of nowhere and makes the listener sit up and pay attention. Elsewhere, a more jazz infused version of ‘Unforgettable’ also impresses and a playful rendition of ‘La Vie En Rose’ performed with Cecile McLorin Salvant is a joy to listen to.

It is clear that you can never fault Michael Bublé’s attention to detail, with every track sounding as smooth and sophisticated as you would expect and the fun that he had creating this album is clear in every song.

This is of course helped by the wonderful arrangements that are delicate and performed with precision by all of the musicians involved – but never overpowering the lyrics to keep the album feeling light and enjoyable.

Overall, it is an album that was clearly made with a lot of love and devotion by all those involved, leaving the listener aware of just how much Michael Bublé has been missed from the music scene.

By Emma Clarendon

Love is available to buy now

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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