Release Date: December 7th 2020
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
- Let Me Reintroduce Myself
Over the past few years, I had always thought that Christian music was good, and the rest was bad. I know you are probably sick of me saying this statement… but it’s true. it’s only because of this blog series that my brother Jon has been undertaking (as well as my own offshoot of the blog series!) that I have finally come to terms with God speaking through anything that He chooses… no matter if it is a mainstream song or not. While we as a country and as a global society have felt the full force of COVID-19 last year, and while we are all looking for some inspiration and relief and encouragement and reassurance; well you’d think that would come in the form of an uplifting and inspirational Christian song, right? Well, yeah, that has happened throughout last year and this year (case in point is “Good God Almighty” which just release last week, and has been super influential and inspiring throughout the past few days!); however one such song that has been refreshing and a joy to listen to, despite the chaos and calamity of the world recently, is Gwen Stefani’s “Let Me Reintroduce Myself”! A straight up pop song. Let me just let that sink in for you for just a second.
Gwen Stefani is an artist who has been around for a long, long while. For me to write about her history and her hit songs and what they all mean… well they’d amount to a blog length, wouldn’t you say? So I’ll leave Jon to write about Gwen at a later date… but for all of you who eagerly want to know what this talented and respected singer has been recording over the years; well there’s Wikipedia for that! And now that you’ve all caught up, let me say that “Let Me Reintroduce Myself”, Gwen’s first pop single in 4 years (aside from Christmas releases and her country collaborations with Blake Shelton!)… and noy what a ‘comeback’ track it is! As Gwen sings about the fact that this song is her ‘reintroducing’ herself to the world in case they have forgotten her music (because according to her, it’s not a comeback, as she’s always been around!); “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” is fun, positive, bubbly and a joy to listen to, as I’ve instantly become a fan of Gwen and her music. After a listen from this highly infectious and energetic pop number, how could you not be a fan after this? Complete with horns and brass instruments and musical elements alluding to ska (the genre Gwen was heavily into during her early solo days and her No Doubt band days!), this song is one that will lift your spirits and will bring an immense smile to your face. I know it did for me! So what are you waiting for? crank up the volume to eleven and sing out loud. Well done Gwen Stefani, I can’t wait to hear what God has in store for you next!
RIYL: Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa