Well known for his work as a producer, film composer and musician, David Baron has worked with many notable artists including Lenny Kravitz, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes, Lana Del Rey and Shania Twain; however, it isn’t these collaborations we are looking at. Today, we are taking a moment to review Baron’s collaboration with Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Kevin Kadish. As a musician, Kadish has performed with Vertical Horizon, Jeff Beck and Hall & Oates (to name a few), but today we’re looking at the single ‘Weakness’.
If you take a peek at his Spotify, you will see that David Baron has released a plethora of collaborative pieces which we have followed closely. Following his work with Fiona Glenn in ‘Crossover’, Baron combines his superb skills as a pianist with Kevin Kadish’s bold, rich vocals. What I find intriguing is how this single incorporates elements of classical piano and contemporary pop with indie-rock undertones. While it is a piano-driven single, the steady drum beats add an urban vibe making ‘Weakness’ ideal for any modern-day pop playlist.
Perhaps it is my love for piano that draws me to Baron’s music, however, I cannot deny the power of Kadish’s tone amidst the beautiful simplicity of Baron’s instrumentation. The melody itself is evocative and heartwarming in its sincerity but the lyricism also shows depth as artists. Touching on issues of vulnerability and sensitivity existing within the “hard man” attitude, Baron and Kadish expose the fragility of human nature. In fact, the musicians share that the meaning of the song is “…looks are deceiving, don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Insightful, sentimental and reflective, ‘Weakness’ is a brutally honest portrayal of the human soul. Its simplicity and complexity make it intriguing and I highly recommend you take a moment to listen to this worthwhile song.