As the first notes of That Will Be Me by Michael Peloso begins, the airy notes begin to weave its way through the air to give us hope. It’s clear that this song is something special. It is even and mellow but it’s got a flutter to it. If I could describe the song to you, it would be that the song blooms slowly like a flower and captures your heart.
The song begins with Marisa Frantz’s voice which can only be described as a voice that is washed in the purest water. She gracefully pushes the song forward while Mathew Shell and Michael Peloso have written and orchestrated the song to perfection. While the song is light, it is intense. It isn’t just the music that makes the number remarkable, it’s Peloso’s lyrics as well. It feels like a goodbye but you will always have their memories etched into every nook and cranny, even on water. He beads metaphor after metaphor and edges you to tears.
A film that immediately comes to mind is PS I Love You. The film is everything! It is heartwarming, gut wrenching and endearing. That Will Be Me would work beautifully in this film, especially as a closing number. Both the film and the song share similar themes. It’s packed with meaning and does what art does best, it moves you. That’s why it is successful. You must give this song a listen and more such songs by Michael Peloso. You can find them in the links attached below.
Credits: Written by: Michael Peloso Produced by: Michael Peloso & Matthew Shell Arranged by: Michael Peloso, Marisa Frantz, & Matthew Shell. Mixed & Mastered by: Erik Fredriksen Marisa Frantz: vocals Michael Peloso: piano Yoed Nir: cello Hector Ruano: bass Sami Turunen: guitar