Everything from the musicality to the performances to the way in which this release has been recorded – it all works towards this shared sentiment of nostalgic raw energy & realness.
The music, the chords & notes chosen to create it, have a mildly melancholic yet seductive sense of care-free progression about them. The observational lyrics & the music work beautifully in unison to allow you to be completely swept away by the song.
The dynamic & the style & the way in which the two musicians connect is total entrancing. A magnificent live session & a total recommend, through & through.
The music grabs you, this meeting of the piano, the guitars, the organic drum-line, and not least of all that part delicate part mighty leading voice – all of this in unison creates precisely the sort of escapism that music fans so often turn to.
There seem to be equal parts melancholy & optimism, which is interesting, and ultimately very real & true to each of our own lives as we navigate around existence.
The only thing that would potentially top playing this at full volume as you dive deeper into Friday night would be a live show from Billy Roberts & the Rough Riders.
The style of these melodies has something subtly unique about it. On top of this, you can hear the authenticity of the music – you get a clear idea of what a live show would entail – something well worth being on the lookout for.
Mother is an unquestionably heartfelt & captivating piece of music that expresses quite perfectly the sheer pain felt when someone close to you passes away, as well as the joy or hope that comes from everything they meant to you & taught you.