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Guy Grogan Sings His Heart Out In Newest Album Same Morning Light

20 Jun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From start to finish, Guy Grogan’s album sounds like an eternal daydream. With the songs having a tonality of beach and surfer rock, it also adds a dash of space rock in there too. The synthesizer adds texture to his songs on the album and intertwines you on the musical journey. The Wind Will Blow Us Home is a significant track within Same Morning Light because it balances the feelings of wandering and reflecting. With lyrics such as if we lose our way, the wind will blow us home characterizes the emotions of taking your own path and blending it with that of optimistic melancholy. Grogan’s voice remains consistent on the album, waving up and down in all of the right parts of his songs. If hearing his voice on his album and not recognizing the talent here, Grogan has received awards for his songwriting from New Mexico Music Awards, Indie International, Song of The Year, American Song-Writing Awards, and UKSC. Reflecting on who vocally shares the same sound, the voice of Andrew Kenny from American Analog Set comes to mind. The storyteller writing style and the simplistic music arrangement further adds similarities as well. I’m mainly asking myself why have I not heard of Guy Grogan before this? Although he has been releasing music since 2010, this album definitely stands out as one that is raw, real, and unapologetically carries the aura of brilliant confidence. Guy, you have a new fan.

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Anthony Cain Wows With Newest Single My Mind

26 Aug

Hailing from New York, Jacob Anthony Cain does not disappoint with his strong lyrics and alternative sound. With lyrics like “you are running in circles, will you cry out when you feel a little down” exhibit just a small sampling on how reflective Cain gets in his lyrics.

Upon first listening, his music and sound sounds like it can span across a variety of genres, everything from electronic dance music to a headlining artist at a music festival. A lot of listeners and Cain himself have cited the song as very political and a statement song commenting on the political climate of the United States at the moment. The idea is now for 2019 to wake up and advocate, have a stance about what you believe in, and unapologetically have that be a pivot for change. It should not come as a surprise to listeners who blast his songs through their headphones that he has implemented a lot of acoustic guitar in his musical background and speciality as well.

His level of musical sophistication surpasses those of his young age of 22. When you listen to his music, you think that Cain is older based on how polished his sound and musical strengths are.

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Spencer Sabo Spins A World Of Galaxies, Grunge, And Instrumental Genius

9 Jan

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Close your eyes and Spencer Sabo will take you away literally in another dimension with his latest album, entitled Color In The Gray Machine. The feelings of another world, powered by an undertone of galactic space and ethereal fluidity goes nicely with the fitting project, which is called Mind The Journey. Upon listening to the newly released album, one can almost find an undertone of nostalgia and psych rock as well within the sounds and strategic musical arrangement. The track, Rose Colored Glasses builds up an almost synth dynamic with a touch of grit and borderline 90s gritty grunge sound. The vocals are drawn out in a smoothing whirlwind and the instrumental genius builds an environment for the already strong standalone song. On the other end of the spectrum, Dessert almost sets up a very mellow, yet reflective ambiance, almost exhibiting strong reminders of glam rock. Recorded in Boston native’s Sabo’s studio, Color In The Gray Machine delivers an album centered around retro sounds and its coexistence in a modern world.

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