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“Can I Come With You” by Irene Miller Fyler is an interesting case to review because Irene is not the vocalist on the track, she is the songwriter and composer. The song goes the path of solemn balladry, reaching a bit, but not too far, for heartfelt words and inspired sentiments. Her vision is translated with grace in the vocals of Heather Smist, who sounds as though she could hold a candle to some of the more authentic voices in pop. While it’s semi-religious, deeply emotional tones likely would keep it out of the years of most young listeners, the track could tickle some older audiences or be suitable for soundtrack material. Regardless of taste, Fyler has a keen ear for song structure, but could drift out of her comfort zone at times to find more compelling and extraordinary angles.