Falling in love with someone can perhaps be the most incredible feeling that a person can experience. Love makes the heart sing, and when a person is in love, they picture themselves as being on the top of the world and believe that nothing could ever destroy such immense happiness. Juan Pablo Galavis Guinand, an American-born Venezuelan former professional soccer midfielder/forward, described falling in love thus, “In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become.”
However, life has its little quirks, and sometimes, just as a person falls in love, one day he or she finds themselves falling out of love, and suddenly their whole world seems to fall apart. Some people move on with their lives realizing that maybe it was never meant to be, while others seek to rekindle the flame, and against all the odds, try to renew their relationship. Gunnar Ardelius, a Swedish writer, commented, ““How do you know when it’s over? Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” And Maya Angelou perhaps said it best, “First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”
Two promising young LDS artists, Matthew Caldwell and Madilyn Paige, deliver an awesome performance with their recent cover of a favorite Phil Collins’ song called “Against All Odds.” They add a little of their personal flair which allows the duo to turn the song into a story of two people who were once in love and walked out of each other’s lives. Now, against all the odds, the couple is seeking to reconcile their differences. Matthew and Madilyn both play their parts extremely well giving their viewers the impression that they are hearing an actual conversation take place between two people who once cared for each other deeply and are willing to do whatever it takes to make amends.
The song “Against All Odds” was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. It is a power ballad in which its lead character implores an ex-lover to “take a look at me now,” knowing that reconciliation is “against all odds” but still considering it worth trying. The single reached number two in the United Kingdom, while it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, and was the first of seven U.S. number ones for Collins in his solo career.
Madilyn Paige, a young woman with unshakable faith, and an upstanding role model for her peers and growing fan base, is a singer-songwriter from Provo, Utah. She grew up in Japan, and since returning to the United States, she has developed a keen interest in singing. She enjoys making short videos and films with her friends, and has performed in various local competitions. She was also the winner of the “Next Big Youtuber” award at Utah’s YouTube Convention – CVX Live 2015 on 9 August 2015.
Matthew Caldwell is a singer/songwriter from Draper, Utah. He is a member of the One Voice Children’s Choir, an American children’s choir in Utah, singing with the group, and as a soloist. In 2015, he sang the National Anthem at a Jazz Game. He has had some great opportunities from singing in the Vocal Sport Competition. He won first place in audience favorite and judges choice in his category for this year, and also in 2015. Because of Vocal Sport, he has also had the opportunity to showcase his talents in other venues.
Viewers will fall in love with this amazing cover of a powerful song. And it is evident with their immense talent that both Matthew and Madilyn are destined to go far in their music careers.