There’s plenty of room in modern music for songwriters who put so much of themselves into their work – and who manage to maintain a clear and likable thread of individuality at the same time. Love, Future You is a joy to listen to in full.
This entire EP is a simple joy, inspiring songwriting with a cheerful outlook and an undertone of truthfulness that’s well worth appreciating.
David SweetLow brings together a gentle folk sound & a well-traveled perspective on this single Lean On Me. There’s an immediately delicate warmth to the track, the acoustic guitar picking & SweetLow’s near-whispered, smooth & heartfelt vocals walk hand-in-hand.
How Do You Know Until You Know is a superb line, the melodic switch & the change to a major key – the sudden brightness, the freely meandering piano – everything about this moment shines beautifully.
Where the verses have more of an acoustically raw, singer-songwriter style about them, the hook section explodes into life as a multi-layered moment of strength and fire.
There’s an Enya-like feel to the presentation, the voice drives as if simply another instrument, so the collaboration just works. It sounds pleasant in itself, and should you choose to listen a little more intently – the concept reaches out to connect in a very pure and relatable way.
The melodic development – these long-form lines, the varying vocal rhythm – and the continuous flow of the acoustic guitar strumming, all makes for something that feels familiar but uncommon in the same instance. It also makes it feel very real – you get a genuine sense of honesty & endearing authenticity throughout.
His unwavering honesty is refreshing, particularly among such a unique fusion of organic and electronic pop elements. The sound is relevant and classic all at once – his voice and his ideas seem perfectly catered to today’s world.
Holly Zell has something quite special & currently very unique about her writing & her musical approach in general, not to mention an unstoppable, ever-impressive singing voice. So many stages await this kind of talent & genuine love for performance.
A heartbreakingly soulful, acoustic country-rock ballad that is driven beautifully by the artist’s genuine and entrancing vocal tones.
Full Foolish Moon is a thing of simple beauty, humble and honest, expressive and calming to have fill the room around you. Gemini George has a way with songwriting.
Shane Guerrete’s return in 2018 presents a singer and songwriter who has well and truly cemented his status as a freely creative, thoughtful, skillful, and consistently interesting artist.