Balances a carefree sense of character with considerate awareness of context. It sounds great because you know it well & because you hardly know it at all.
A winning formula, successfully fusing the grit & realness of rock with a fairly polished level of production that allows the song to shine brightly.
You need to take these songs as your own for the full effect, to appreciate the creativity & expression. His writing really lifts him away from the crowd.
Far from a simple songwriting session where band members fill in the space around the lyrics, Barbott work as one – crafting music with passion & intent.
Listening to this EP is like stumbling upon a hidden treasure, a well kept secret – unspoiled by external influences & free from concerns or rules.
Offering an infectious leading bass line & well rounded performances from all involved, Dynamos effectively fuse classic rock with a pop-inspired melody.
The second time you hear that hook it seals the deal, becoming that anthem, that melodic peak that expresses the frustration & fear otherwise ignored.
An incredibly talented songwriter donating EP proceeds this October to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help others suffering with childhood cancer.
A go-to modern rock song. The sound is infectious & compelling, but there’s also plenty of individuality & even poetic reflections on life.
What I experienced in early life & up until now does put things in perspective. I use these experiences to write the most passionate & powerful music I can.
The creative progression throughout is fantastic, the brightness of the music contrasts cleverly with the mellow & somewhat melancholy vocal performance.
It’s a beautiful song, a little retro, rhythmic, hopeful, enjoyable in itself, but also – it’s inspiring, when you really break it down & pay attention.