One interesting development that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought us is the ability to get glimpses into the private lives of others. While this can be an uncomfortable shift for some, others — like Chris Birkett — have a warmth to share.
With “Precious Love”, Birkett shares his own love story with Joan Prowse, who created the accompanying video. The song itself is rich with guitar-forward rock. Birkett’s vocals have a classic rock grit that contrasts nicely with the love he sings about. The saxophone adds a jazzy flourish, while the layered instrumentals fill out the rock and roll energy.
The video is charming in every sense. Clips of the musicians at work come together to create a cohesive sense of a band. In between, we see images of Chris and Joan, sometimes with friends, often with pets. This sense of unity matches the community-based content of the song, and the resulting effect is one of candid delight.