Sluka should sound familiar to the Metalhead Community readership, as we have featured him here before with another song review of “Isn’t It Strange?“, which is also from the same album as of today’s spotlight “Happy In Your World”.
The song, actually, has quite shockingly good standards in both ways, it is almost impossible not to feel the vibe here in Sluka’s new song, Happy In Your World. First of all, the message is vast, concerns everybody on this planet. I liked his lyrics, his approach, and the way he put all these into this song. It is bright and positive yet a very concerned feeling is there all along the way. The opening chord progression is quite memorizable, immediately pulls the listener into its dramatic and old world. Together with my wife, we are big fans of romantic classical music compositors such as Frédéric Chopin and Erik Satie, and Happy In Your World gave me a similar feeling with its opening piano part at first, and immediately caught my full attention.
On the other hand, it is almost flawless when you think of it as a classic rock ballad song with Sluka’s personality. And also impressive. Fine musicianship, truly beautiful instrumentation, world-class production, recording, and mixing. Then I wonder why someone like Sluka, who is making releases since 1999 still couldn’t make a big name. That doesn’t make any sense to me. For instance, I have reviewed two of his songs so far, and I felt like he can certainly use some better filming and branding for his career. I am afraid I have to admit, his branding, album artworks, graphics, and his music videos looked quite poorly done, just like weaknesses to me. And I have one good reason here, that I believe they are way under Sluka’s standards in his musicality.