The UK’s own Alvin Davis – otherwise known as Hornblower – has crafted a blissfully seductive, sax-led soundscape with this latest release, and it makes for a beautiful way to enhance a small part of your day.
Fresh from the upcoming album Make A Stance, the track Just Us lights up the room with its organic set-up and Alvin’s own smooth and soulful melodic delivery. There’s emotion to the whole thing, this isn’t merely an ambient arrangement – there are stages to the story, and you can hear that passion throughout the performance.
Just Us is a beautifully uplifting piece of music that begs for you to witness it in a live setting. What works so well about it is that whatever you may be experiencing – whether this is the start to a busy day, a night out, or a moment of calm before you head off to bed – the music lets you make it your own. The style doesn’t control or confine what you get from it, on the contrary – it allows you the freedom to enhance just about any situation. As is the power of genuine, heartfelt and skillful musicianship.
A pleasure to stumble upon, refreshing among today’s musical landscape, melodically memorable, and a fine introduction to a longer project well worth looking out for.