The instrumentation is blissful to experience, unlike the average pop song in which it’s the melody that stays with you. The set-up is refreshingly unusual.
It takes courage, openness & self-awareness to share how you feel with people. Be confident with yourself & okay with having some of your ideas turned down.
There’s far more involved here than a characterful presentation & style. The meanings run deep, the songs hit like reality knocking creatively at the door.
An honest & characterful country ballad. The song offers the realness of everyday love in a way that needs nothing flashy to exemplify its sentiment.
There’s a warmth & joy to the sound, always musically full & crisp; every track has something melodically effective that stays with you for quite some time.
The concept stands out & the melody sinks in very quickly. It’s a gorgeous release, a welcome addition to the uplifting joy of a wonderful time of year.
The song is the sort that begins to transform as you listen, it starts to belong to each individual witnessing it, and that’s a wonderful thing.
There’s a definite indie edge that really works in its favour. Grant Smith’s leading voice & lyricism make for something incredibly soulful & fresh.
The connection between singer & song starts to come second to the one between the listener & the song, and that’s a powerful thing & a wonderful gift.
An unpredictable fusion of tracks, but it works beautifully. The concept is exciting, all at once familiar & fresh – recognisable yet new.
Phil Whiteley has a certain way with songwriting that is both widely accessible & distinctly unique. This new album was well worth the wait.
Underlines a certain unity between everything involved, hopeful warmth & an emotional sense of concern arrive in hypnotic harmony with one another.