Listen: Brandy - Long distance
© 2008 Epic records, Sony BMG music entertainment
I wasn't sold on the song when I'd first heard a clip of it. But having heard the song in full, I really do dig it. The song has such a timeless sound and Brandy's vocals are so rich and emotive. I love how the song builds up from a simple piano and Brandy's un-layered vocals, to a grand explosion of strings, drums and perfect harmonies and ad-libs. Everything about this song is so on point and so rich.
Rodney Jerkins was not joking when he said the song was Grammy worthy. Damn right it is! Rodney Jerkins and Brandy did NOT play when it came to this song. There's something so simple, yet complex about the song that I can't quite put my finger on.
Brandy switched her shit up AGAIN! She's killing these other bitches in the game musically. I'm not sprung on "Long distance" the way I was (and still am) on "Right here (Departed)", but I do really like the song. It's the type of song I know I'll like more and more with each listen and grow to love a ridiculous amount. I just hope she comes with a decent video. Filming a video for this song in another McDonald's car park won't cut it and would completely kill the grandiose vibe of the song.