Title - 'In This Town You're Owned'
Artist - Robert Vincent
For those not in the know, Robert Vincent is a prolific UK singer/songwriter and busy touring artist who released his debut album back in 2013.
But it was being awarded the inaugural Emerging Artist Award from Bob Harris in 2016 and subsequently being invited to perform on BBC4’s Old Grey Whistle Test: For One Night Only that really helped raise his profile and propel him to #1 on the iTunes country chart.
Indeed, 2018 saw him receive the UK Album Of The Year Award from the UK Americana Music Association for his 2017 release I’ll Make The Most Of My Sins, and now signed to Nashville’s Thirty Tigers, he releases his follow-up album, In This Town You're Owned on February 14th, 2020.
1. 'This Town'
2. 'My Neighbours Ghost'
3. 'The Kids Don't Dig God Anymore'
4. 'The Ending'
6. 'Husk Of A Soul'
7. 'I Was Hurt Today But I'm Alright Now'
8. 'The End Of The War'
9. 'If You Were You'
The opening track 'This Town' showcases the depth and breadth of Vincent's vocal styling perfectly. Produced by Brit Award winning Ethan Johns, Vincent's American roots music combined with some stellar guitar work instantly bodes well for the listener about to indulge in his 10-track new album.
The upbeat, hand-clappin' and countrified 'My Neighbours Ghost' is also my own personal favorite here and that's backed by the ambient dreamscape whirling of 'The Kids Don't Dig Go Anymore,' the heartfelt ballad 'The Ending,' and the mid-tempo rhythmic Americana of 'Conundrum.'
Another stand out track is the ethereal musicianship and musings found within 'Husk Of A Soul,' which is backed by the somber balladeering eloquence of 'I Was Hurt Today But I'm Alright Now.'
This quite magnificent, plainly spoken and yet earnestly evoked new album then rounds out with the quietly impassioned 'The End Of The War,' the woken ponderings of 'If You Were You,' and then finally comes to a close with the sprightly melodic 'Cuckoo.'
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