Although they play a minor role in the grander scheme of things, the vocals we encounter in the new single “All That’s Mine To Give” from Jim Peterik can hardly be called an afterthought. On the contrary, I think they contribute a lot of tonal definition to the intentionally messy display of melodic muscularity in “All That’s Mine To Give,” the track itself being one of the stronger numbers recently released by this respected singer/songwriter. There’s no component of this mix that could be considered filler, and if you’ve been following this player for any length of time, you already know this fits in with the standard he’s held since day one.
As much as the singing is a limited feature in “All That’s Mine To Give,” the lyrics mesh with the swaying, eclectic rhythm of the music better than I would have anticipated.
The confidence in the string play is something, but without this loose arrangement of the percussion atop the melodic instrumentation, I don’t think we would be able to appreciate nearly as much of the sophisticated detail to be enjoyed here. Peterik is nothing if not a meticulous musician, and a performance like this one goes a long way toward backing that up.
One of the more immersive and compositionally funky tracks to join the likes of his discography, “All That’s Mine To Give” is a terrific look for Jim Peterik and further evidence of his evolving talent as it stands in 2022 and beyond. There’s a lot of experimentation going on in his scene at the moment, but this is a single and lyric video that manages to capture the essence of rebellious songcraft without drifting too far from an accessible adult-contemporary model that h does not have a difficult time making his own in any way. That’s a lot harder than it might sound, and taking a glance at the FM dial is all you need to confirm as much.