Music moves us, when we listen to music it’s not just our emotions that are effected but our physical bodies as well. As a song develops we connect with it, feel it build and during that short period of climax we become suspended within the music and then it stops… a power pause… your ears will start to ache for more and just in time the climax will draw to a close.
This pause is an effect that when executed correctly will build a song rather than diminish it. The sudden halt allows the audience to investigate their experience momentarily before taking them further. Some songs will do it only once, some will utilize a pause for each chorus, either way, these "restarts" are legen..., wait for it…. dary!
What are your nominations for songs that use the power pause to their advantage? Below is one of my nominations.
--Nikole Higgins, Communication Director, Nikole@utahliveband.com