Last week, Irish songstress Molly Sterling released the final version of her song, “Playing With Numbers” and it came with some noticeable changes. While the new version is based on the original recording, the drama has been turned up with a bold orchestral accompaniment that helps to emphasise the emotion in the lyrics.
The song starts off the same as the original version, with Molly’s voice coming in along with a piano, continuing like the original for the first verse. It’s not until the first chorus comes along that Ireland’s new tactic is revealed when the emotion of the lyrics is highlighted with dramatic drum flourishes and cymbal crashes.
The orchestral accompaniment builds, with strings and percussion adding to the heartbreak of the lyrics. It gives the song a strong climax and makes “Playing with Numbers” a lot more memorable than the previous gentler version.
Listen to the new version of “Playing With Numbers”
“Playing with Numbers” – Wiwi Jury review
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