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‘Perfect Kiss’ by Nicola Harris review
Following on from hits such as 'Struck on You', 'I Wanna, I Gotta Dance' and 'You' featuring Preston D Barnes, Nicola brings us her latest song, 'Perfect Kiss'. The track is produced by Roeland Ruijsch from the Netherlands, who has produced other music with Nicola, some yet to be released.
She tells me it's about experiencing that special moment and being able to explain why it was so good. It documents the many frogs kissed previously to get 'the one'. Originally co-written over 20 years ago in a chalet in Butlins, Nicola has dusted off the song as she's found true happiness and wants to showcase her beautiful songwriting, and inject some love into the world with this hot and steamy song.
"Remember that first night
when you kissed me in the dark
We were out strolling
Just walking in the park
Yes there’s been plenty of boys
And many before you
But none of them held me
Or kissed the way you do"
Recalling that special, memorable moment, in the dark, perhaps at night under the stars and in the park. Relationships work on honesty, and it's clear that this is conveyed with "Yes there's been plenty of boys, and many before you". However the verse also depicts the qualities that make them differ from the rest. Highly descriptive, almost symbolising the fact that eyes are generally closed when kissing, heightening our other senses.
"You draw in close
Hey won’t you listen to my heart
Your lips meet mine
And then it all begins to start
This pre-chorus, demonstrates the lure of love, how you feel drawn close, almost compelled to listen to their (somewhat elevated) heart rate. The sensual imagery of our lips meeting, and locking intensely, and so the passion begins!
"You’ve got that perfect kiss
Never thought it could feel like this
You held my hand
But you touched my heart
I never dreamed this would start
With a perfect kiss (yeah yeah)
With a perfect kiss (yeah yeah)"
The chorus details the struggles we've encountered to find this special person. How they've come to hold our hand metaphorically and literally, becoming our safe haven; but also being the key that unlocks our heart to its fullest love. Many keys (lips) look the same, but when reunited with its correct lock, it unleashes the true passion from within.
"This doesn’t happen everyday
And that’s a fact
Now this things started
There’s no use turning back
Only time will tell
If we’ve got what it takes
So shut up and kiss me
I just can’t wait"
It is true that it's not everyday with find our soulmate, and exchange the 'perfect kiss', perhaps it's this lack of regular affection that causes break-ups? This verse comes to represent living in the moment, "no use turning back" but much like a flower, time should be given to it to see how it blossoms. It could flourish into a rose, but equally, it could be a weed.
"Like a bolt of lightning
From the heavens above
Send shivers down my spine
With just one touch
Just one touch
From your perfect lips
For a perfect kiss
Yeah oh oh yeah"
Almost reminiscent of the arrows thrown by Cupid, the lightning bolt represents that spark that so many people claim to feel in that moment, of the embrace and the perfect kiss.
'Perfect Kiss' is released Wednesday 5th April 2023, and is sure to help tell that special someone just exactly how special they are to you. Keep an eye out on Nicola's social media accounts for future announcements. I know that she's asking for your help with the music video! All you need to do is email photos or short clips of your 'Perfect Kiss' to Nicola at email@example.com titling the email 'Perfect Kiss'. You can also tune into her 'My Kind Of Country' radio show every Wednesday 7-9pm on Apple Radio.