Title - 'Sin & Redemption'
Artist - David Newbould
Simply put, David Newbould‘s voice embodies a high and lonesome state of being, evoking winds that blow through valleys of fear and over plains of wistful peace.
For those not in the know, born in Toronto, Canada, Newbould set out for the United States toward the end of his teenage years. Following in the footsteps of many of his heroes, he focused his attentions on New York City, landing a spot as a guitar player for indie recording artists The Mercenaries.
He eventually found his own voice as both a writer and performer, self-releasing 2 EP’s (Lab Rat, David Newbould), and developing a loyal fan base through relentless performances and word of mouth – no label support, no major press, no glitz.
His restless nature led him to Austin, TX, where he continued to write and record music, including a third EP (Everyone’s Got Their Own 10), his first full length (Big Red Sun), and produced an ambitious live CD/DVD package (The Long Way Home: David Newbould & Friends – Live From Austin).
In 2009, Newbould relocated to Nashville, TN. Embraced by the musical community there, he released several more solo projects (the full length Tennessee and EP’s The Devil Is His Name and Live At The Building) and began creative collaborations with artists like Dan Baird, Whiskey Wolves of the West and more.
Released this past October 18th, 2019 via Rock Ridge Music, Americana singer-songwriter David Newbould has brought out his latest, and to my mind (and ears) best music to date on the quick stunning Sin & Redemption.
1. 'Sensitive Heart'
2. 'Sin & Redemption'
3. 'Smiling In The Rain'
4. 'Long Road to Barstow'
5. 'Sweet Virginia Morn'
6. 'Diamonds in the Dark'
7. 'Runaround Town'
8. 'Love You Too Much (Henry's Song)'
9. 'L.A. Dreams'
10. 'Oh Katy (Just Gettin' By)'
The album opens with the rambunctious rocker 'Sensitive Heart' before backing that up seamlessly with the title track imbued by family tragedy, 'Sin & Redemption,' before slowing his roll for the mid-tempo 'Smiling In The Rain.'
'Long Road To Barstow' - a track written by Newbould with Leroy Powell - continues that vibe, albeit masking its tragic tale with a lush '70s rock groove before too long, and then we get one of the best songs on this brilliant 10-track album, the free flowing 'Sweet Virginia Morn.'
Recorded at Franklin, Tenn.'s Sound Shelter Studios and co-produced by Chris Tench and Tres Sasser, next up is the drum-led, anthemic and defiantly stood ground of staring down the abyss within 'Diamonds In The Dark,' which Newbould backs perfectly with the autobiographical, Springsteen-esque 'Runaround Town.'
This vibrantly raw, and yet never formulaic album then rounds out with the gentle, feelgood hipsway duo of 'Love You Too Much (Henry's Song)' and 'L.A. Dreams,' before the hard knock-life storytelling of 'Oh Katy (Just Gettin' By)' brings the album to a close.
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