Hearing for the first time ‘Live a little lighter’ in the car radio, I was glued to the radio to catch the name of the artist/song. A simple yet beautifully arranged acoustic song, where you can hear the songwriter’s story nicely crafted in a captivating melody. The arrangement with acoustic guitar, smooth harmonies and light percussion complimenting this melody.
Listening to the previews of the rest of the album (Silence, by The Gallery), it became a fairly quick impulse buy for me, and if you are into Mraz, Mayer and Jack Johnson, ‘Silence’ will slide quite nicely into your playlist.
Nearly a month into the purchase, the album grows on you.
The opening song ‘Death is on our side’, is a captivating song on a dark subject, and having just lost my father, it hits me even deeper. Every listener is missing someone no longer with them, so it does have broad appeal with a mostly unspoken subject.
‘Don’t leave me here alone’, is a great upbeat and catchy tune. ‘Stonecold’, has a touch of a Lenny Kravitz/Beatles feel chorus, and one to turn up when it comes on.
There is really no song that you need to skip on this album. It is one to play from the first song to the last.
I’d be most interested to see this band live, and how this album would translate on the live stage.
The only comment I’d like to make is that this artist doesn’t make it too easy to find a bit more information about him online. Eventually I discovered it to be Danish singer songwriter Mads Løkkegaard. Well done Mads and band. Congrats on the album.
Album title: Silence
Band: The Gallery
(As listed on Facebook)
Album available on iTunes Click Here
The Gallery on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegallery.DK