‘Someday Soon’ – Lindi Ortega and John Paul White

‘Someday Soon’ is the new song to be released from Lindi Ortega’s upcoming album ‘Faded Gloryville’, due out August 7th on Last Gang Records. The album produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Anderson East); Colin Linden (who produced her 2012 Cigarettes & Truckstops); and the Muscle Shoals based team behind the Single Lock … Continue reading ‘Someday Soon’ – Lindi Ortega and John Paul White

Anderson East: Live at The Waiting Room, London

My rule of thumb is, if an artist can’t keep an audience captivated and wanting more with just the bare bones; be that a guitar or a piano and just their voice, then they really shouldn’t be doing what they’re doing. Anderson East came with nothing but these bare bones; a guitar, his voice that … Continue reading Anderson East: Live at The Waiting Room, London

‘Something More Than Free’ – Jason Isbell

‘Something More Than Free’, by Jason Isbell, picks up where his critically acclaimed ‘Southeastern’ left off. Its’ final track ‘Relatively Easy’, left the listener reflecting that perhaps, for all our hurts, heartbreaks and struggles, we’ve all had it relatively easy, compared to a lot of other folks in the world. Isbell’s new musical offering carries … Continue reading ‘Something More Than Free’ – Jason Isbell

A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown

‘The Dying Kind’ is perhaps the oddest song on ‘VENUS’, Joy Williams' new album. On the one hand it fits perfectly with Joy’s description of wanting the album “to sound like I'd built a log cabin on Venus." but on the other, it feels somewhat out of place with the rest of the tracks; moving away … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown

A Song a Day: ‘Not Good Enough’ – A Push and Pull Towards Love

‘Not Good Enough’ from Joy Williams’ new album ‘VENUS’ is your all or nothing love song. With heavy beats, slick production and soaring, desperate vocals, the track tells a story of a fight for love amidst all the messiness and raw emotions that only a long-term relationship can foster. What makes this song unique, is … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘Not Good Enough’ – A Push and Pull Towards Love

‘Delilah’ – Anderson East

‘Delilah’, Anderson East’s debut album, produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) is a collection of ‘60s Southern Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Doo-Wop and Country. For those who are suspicious of imitation, fear not because though the record brings elements of the past into the mix, it is an undeniably original and modern piece … Continue reading ‘Delilah’ – Anderson East

A Song a Day: ‘Welcome Home’ – A Love Letter to Unconditional Love

‘Welcome Home’ begins with what I can only describe as what the sun rising over the Earth would sound like if this astronomically constant was put to music; droning strings, opening up the piece like the sun opening up the skyline. Think what Holst did with ‘The Planets’; giving the planetary elements a musical body … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘Welcome Home’ – A Love Letter to Unconditional Love

A Song a Day: ‘You Loved Me’

‘You Loved Me’ is a quintessential pop song with a traditional framework, which is juxtaposed against a very unconventional message Unlike ‘Until the Levee’ or ‘Before I Sleep’ there are no thumping EDM beats or over wrought production, just pure organic instrumentation; a piano, percussion and a smattering of acoustic guitar. The song is beautifully … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘You Loved Me’

A Song a Day: ‘Sweet Love of Mine’

‘Sweet Love of Mine’ adds to the melting pot that is 'VENUS'. Gathering up the musical threads of Sade, London Grammar with elements of neo-soul and gospel into her hands, Joy Williams has created her own unique sound; soothing like a lullaby but also incredibly sensuous. “Oh my darling, sweet love of mine/ I’ll hold … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘Sweet Love of Mine’

A Song a Day: ‘One Day I Will’ – Word by Word, Step by Step

‘One Day I Will’ is the most sparse and naked song on the album both instrumentally and lyrically. Gone are the heavy beats and synths, and instead you are left with a beautiful yet heartbreaking jazz piano piece reminiscent of Joy’s early years, listening to the standards of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. The arrangement … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘One Day I Will’ – Word by Word, Step by Step