It’s no easy feat for an artist to simply sit with an acoustic guitar & captivate an audience with his words & melodies. Will Adams seems to achieve this every time though. This album is one that calms you down to the point of deep thought & genuine self awareness.
There’s a clear level of freedom within the writing, a certain sense of being carefree – lost in the harmony, wrapped up in the melody – and thanks to all of this in unison, the effect passes over to you as you listen.
The whole thing provokes thought and invites you to consider yourself and your world a little more closely. The song itself is a beautiful piece of writing and performance, more than fit to accompany that process.
Jamel Myles’ story has been told here in an open and painful manner, which is really the only way to tell it – and it needs to be told if we are ever to see the end of this hatred and evil at the core of bullying and prejudice
Spoken word snippets continue to appear throughout, the whole thing is a performance – a short piece of theatre. Every detail has been carefully incorporated.
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.
I think people connect to a song when it says something that is a base human experience that a lot of people can relate to but says it in a slightly different way that touches the heart or mind.
The chord progression & the organic swagger of the instrumentation create something cool & thoughtful. All of this accompanies the softness of the vocal delivery, these almost whispered moments captivate entirely.
It would be foolish to assume any one thing about Barber’s sound based off of a few passing moments. His approach to music is refreshingly free, loving, and thoughtful – this breathes life into an already entrancing & enjoyable soundscape.
Pieces That Were Stolen is an easy must for fans of modern folk and acoustic pop songwriting. Kris Angelis has a beautiful voice and a genuine way with creative expression.
A song that rings like an acoustic moment from The Eagles. It has an immediately familiar feel, but the words are brand new – the story-line is fascinating but accessible; the details we remember from the heights of happiness & sadness equally.
For the most part, this is a beautiful piece of music, stunning even – it feels far more like a flower blooming than anything fading away.