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A New Ep Release From Troy Richmond Dixon

A new EP release from Troy Richmond Dixon comes through with a lush character that lets you pay attention to the lyrics of these detailed songs as they hit with a beautiful presence and a classic country undertone that gives the record strength and leaves the songs impactful.

The Too Late to Turn Back Now EP definitely has some surprises around the corners and is built with an array of beautiful instrumentation from acoustic guitar to lap steel and everything in between but the real shining element here is that Persona that comes through with these songs.

The way the tracks are written in a way that lets you get attached to them very quickly and a lot of them feel almost cinematic even.

You get certain songs that give lyrics that allow you to paint these vivid pictures in your head at times or even let memories of your own pop into your head at random and I think something like that is a rarity so when you come across it it's very refreshing.

This whole release has such a feel of seasoned musicianship and old soul and I think those are two elements that should come naturally with a country or Americana record.

You can tell that this was created by someone that has an absolute love for his craft and when I say that I don't just mean singing or playing guitar, I mean actual song writing because that's the strong point with a lot of this stuff.

Don't get me wrong, as I said the musicianship and performances are outstanding all around, especially vocally but the songwriting is compelling and anthemic make at times.

Songs can feel uplifting and powerful which gets your blood pumping in such a unique way.

This record feels personal and almost has a concept record tonality and feel to it like the songs interconnect in different ways.

One of my favorite aspects about this record aside from the character driving it all, is the guitar work because there's not a lot held back there which I love.

Everything is Tastefully done in terms of performances and is never really over the top but still driving enough to feel intense and massive a lot of the time.

Songs feel alive and breathing in their own way as they swell, and sway and you come to realize that all of these tracks do indeed have a certain way of almost serving as a chapter in the artist's life.

This was a beautiful record and woven with attention to detail but even with all of that, it never loses that persona or the heart that it came from in the first place and that might be the most important part of it all.

There's never any empty space unless it was meant to sound like that. There are plenty of notes floating through the ether of many songs so that everything comes through full-bodied. Those notes can be performed with guitars, lap steel, or even vocals that come through sounding almost like a gospel choir.

These are the kinds of things that let a release like this really Thrive and this is also what I mean when I say things like cinematic.

You just feel that impact when the songs hit those gigantic choruses with all those vocals and layers of textures just melting into each other.

A beautiful record from Troy Richmond Dixon

I'm going to give this a 9 out of 10 hands down.

But don't take my word for it, give this EP a listen and you won't soon regret it.

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