Since having his own TV show about guitars in Iceland while temporarily living there, Allan James has become a monument of music and talent. He's fronted several bands, released six albums to date, and now is making huge gains in ultra-modern forms of music media. This self-taught musician has been working on his skills since single figures and was already a performance veteran by his 20s. We can always expect great things from this polymath of music.
The song begins with a guitar melody, strummed and plucked notes warble and waver together in a sea of sound. Drums roll in with a funky rock tempo before Allan James begins to sing. His crisp voice harmonises with itself across the expanse of music brought to us by layers of quality guitar. Punchy lines mix with steady catchy chord progressions while harmony and lyric quaver along the emotive shiver lines. Then, during the middle eight, a harmonica breaks free from the wall of sound. A short burst of melody gives the sense of a breather, which of course for Allan James is anything but. The song drifts along in a slow moving lava of hot and viscous sound. Blues guitar then spills over to form yet another brief piece of music, breaking up the vocals. There's a feeling of Arbouretum with the style, a slight country edge to classic rock gives a character we can all enjoy.
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