Track Review: Mission of Love // Anton Commissaris
From Illustrate Magazine to Send Me Your Ears and The Other Side Reviews, Anton Commissaris is turning heads on an international level. Described by the press as “…compelling…” (FV Music Blog), “…musical eclecticism…” (Mesmerized), and “…phenomenal…” (Rising Artists Blog), this US-based solo artist has a way of ensnaring your senses with his elegant music. Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, Anton Commissaris is a pianist, vocalist and composer inspired by iconic jazz musicians Cole Porter and Harold Arlen. This jazz influence can be clearly heard in his songs, but Anton has a way of bringing the old to the modern-day with an edgy twist. The latest addition to his repertoire is the single ‘Mission of Love’.
If the tale of Guinevere and Lancelot needed a theme song, the chances are it would be ‘Mission of Love’…sort of. Stemming from the idea of a knight pursuing a damsel with the intended result being her falling in love with him at first sight, ‘Mission of Love’ has a “damsel in distress” romance to it. Yet, while the tale is of chivalry and courage, the protagonists in this tale don’t adhere entirely to that romantic “damsel in distress” concept. In fact, the lady being pursued is completely indifferent to her knight; however, he is determined to gain her favour and carries on to demonstrate true love – I know, men can be annoying. Interestingly enough, the final result is complete infatuation as she cannot resist the charm of someone so dedicated to winning her heart.
Alright, so we have an idea of the story, but what about the melody? Aligning with the themes of chivalry, courage, determination and pig-headed dedication, ‘Mission of Love’ uses a jazz-inspired tone to elegantly immerse the listener in this tale of romance. An old-school jazz style is clear from the piano and drums to the interspersed horns, ‘Mission of Love’ embraces a Frank Sinatra meets Fats Waller sound. What I find intriguing is how the melody makes the romantic tale light-hearted, jovial and amusing.
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