There are undertones of blame, amidst anger, sadness, isolation, yet all of this emerges alongside an unexpectedly bright chord progression. Will remains one of the most captivating and skilful acoustic guitarists on the indie scene, and this is another fine example of precisely that.
From the climate to social justice, history, health, war, refugees, pointlessness, by way of undeniable Gypsy-folk prowess & lashings of addictive, memorable melodies.
“A large part of my role is that I have a career, a living to make. My role as an artist is to make the best, most honest art I can; no more, no less.”
Much in the way that the soundtrack to shows like Sons Of Anarchy offered these intimate recordings of songs that touched on broad, intriguing concepts, Union Town leads with a clear-cut, acoustic presentation.
“I tell the WORST BEST dad jokes and I can make a killer soup. Killer in the colloquial sense. I make a good soup 🙂 “
There is undoubtedly a profound and wonderful voice to be heard in stillness, it’s something we all can benefit from throughout our lives. This album encapsulates that process, paying tribute to quiet and calm in a pure and honest way.
Stylistically tipping its hat to the work of Ani DiFranco, with a hint of Alanis during the middle-8 – a welcomed changed in mood – the single offers musical simplicity and conceptual complexity in unison.
This is still early days for Ramsey, but his voice has the tone and character to hit with unique impact, and the emotion he injects into every release offers a genuine moment of humanity and natural talent.
There’s melancholy, sure, and wistfulness and tunefulness and I’ve already talked about the earnestness and authenticity on display. It’s a regular smorgasbord of thought, narrative storytelling and emoting and it doesn’t hang about.
Raymond Revel stands tall on the strength of compelling, authentic and poetic songwriting with this release. The opening words alone shine with genuine heart and soul amidst a purely acoustic guitar-led backdrop.
Life is never what anyone simply expects it to be, but there is so much value and connection found in memories – even those we previously thought of as difficult or unwanted.
Even during the final few weeks, these last gasps from a long year, some of 2019’s very best songs still seem to be just now emerging. Kris Angelis is an artist whose music always impresses – engages, calms, fascinates. This particular release though, seems to be in its own league entirely. Offering a fine balance … Continued