The instrumentation is brilliant, a live show would fill the room with peaceful energy & flawlessly skinful musicianship – with just a touch of electronic experimentation to keep a certain thread of alternative energy alive.
An incredible song. The subject matter is not something many people will have directly experienced, but the way it’s been presented manages to find you & really connect.
I love the feeling music can bring to an audience no matter who you are or where you’re from. It’s a universal language where you can share emotions, feelings & passions & hopefully affect who is listening.
Showcasing the best in poetic story-telling & musical prowess, this album – originally called “Trump Songs for Leonard Cohen” – gives audiences a relevantly Cohen or Dylan-esque playlist of uplifting darkness & provocative reflections on life.
Brendan McMahon strikes from the heart with this EP. Songs written from the perspective of a traveler, learning the ways of the world, the reality that stands in contrast with what we’re led to believe from afar.
A quick plea to music lovers: The future of independent music is dependent on you. You are the reason that an artist will become “the next big thing”, so don’t be shy. If you like an artist’s music – tell people, share it.
Right from this offset this release has such good vibes. The rhythm & lightness, that dance-hall or reggae-fusion feel, it lays the ambiance effectively & this is all backed up & enhanced by a considerably genuine, warm sounding leading voice.
The immediate rhythm & bounce is infectious & uplifting in the best possible way. Bryn Scott Grimes offers plenty in the way of creativity & musicianship, but nothing in the way of predictability.