Done with tenderness, Pamela Hopkins embodies the pure soul of Americana on the romantic “One More Last Kiss (feat. Jason Lee Campbell)”. The rhythms have a patient gait to them. Intermingling the two vocalists together results in a kaleidoscopic swirl of color. Every little gesture matter, from the laid-back slide guitar to the gentle keyboards that adorn it. With a quiet driving tempo, the song unfurls at its own pace, going for a reflective cadence. Length-wise, they keep things to the essentials never overstaying their welcome for there is a compactness to the way they bring it all home.
The interplay amongst the band helps to give it a distinct, country presence. With a western twang to it they conjure up imagery of wide-open spaces. Full of such detail they make sure that there is a sense of geography about the whole piece, one that allows the sound to soar up into the sky. Vocalists are mixed right in the front of it all. Don
e with such dignity there is a grandeur to the way they lay it all out. Buildup of the work has a living, breathing cadence to it. With each reiteration of the theme the song becomes ever more clear, until the finale where it all reaches a climax before fading on out.
“One More Last Kiss (feat. Jason Lee Campbell)” goes for an exquisite beauty, proving Pamela Hopkins to be an exceptionally talented storyteller.