The subtle quirk of that off-kilter twang, the marching rhythm, the contemporary references, the rise and fall dynamic of the verse lines – everything plays its part and resolves in a brilliantly comforting way
Prior to the release of his brand new album The Past (Romanticized), we were gifted the opportunity to talk in depth with long-time songwriter and artist D.K. Lyons. We discuss the new project, his journey so far as a musician, developing guitar skills, the effects of the pandemic, and plenty more. Here’s how it went. … Continued
In songwriting terms, this reads like a ‘how-to’ example. It’s instant, energetic, feels organic and effortless and is topped off with some cracking vocals. Brilliant fun.
All in all, a fun romp through an unusual lyrical idea that tells a clear narrative with plenty of pop hooks.
Dustin Chapman’s voice bursts through the acoustic set-up with absolute emotion and soul, proving an immediately appealing highlight of his sound, and effectively drawing you in closer for a better listen.
Tuneful, accomplished and thoroughly beautifully sung, it’s a traditional tale of regret, loss and repentance.
The tight arrangement has zero slack and we are swept along this tuneful, bombastic country road with some abandon. Fun!
Following the much deserved success of her single My Heart Song, Tanya Ryan releases her long-awaited album Open, and it somehow manages to far exceed even the most positive expectations.
Patriotism and love, family and service, gratitude and longing all mashed together without a sleigh bell in sight!
Battle Ready is a slow-burning track that sneaks up on you as you listen through. There’s a dark narrative lurking behind the beauty of the arrangement. Tuneful and tastefully produced, that all makes it classic country, in a nutshell!
In a timeless production that feels simultaneously classic and contemporary, there are plenty of hooks in the melody and backing vocal arrangement to make the insistent motifs memorable.
Dave’s voice has the right level of gravitas and directness to deliver stories, and a sweet and gentle vibrato that ends phrases with a tidy elan. I’d like to wheel out the phrase ‘labour of love’ to describe the collection at this point. It’s just superb!