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A Vast And Honest Album From sonofnone

A lush and beautiful new release from sonofnone gives off a vast and personal soundscape with hints of honesty and a character that is hard to look away from all performed with the cinematic backbone and a southern undertone.

Foxtail comes through with such vivid imagery at times and this massive emotional drive that certainly helped create the soundscape that you hear when you listen to the album, and while you soak the record in you start to get wrapped up in everything and in the end, washed away with it as well.

The thing about this record is that it is almost like these songs serve as chapters in the artist's life to an extent and they all have this performance that lets them feel alive and breathing with swells and sways, a calmness, at times a haunt, and at other times a peacefulness.

This feels more like an experience than an album honestly and this is something that I absolutely adore because you get it so rarely that when it hits you it's completely refreshing, and you feel revitalized when it's over.

This is just one of the reasons why I feel like this is the type of record you need to listen to as a whole because even though there are singles that stand out to me, to really soak this in properly it should be listened to from start to finish as it was meant to be.

Some of the songs seem to interconnect with each other and it's almost like a concept album in that sense.

You get such gorgeous and full-bodied songs even though at the start of them they can feel a little bit stripped down so that you're focusing just on that acoustic or clean guitar and vocals.

A lot of these tracks grow into something bigger and more full-bodied which is a wonderful way to arrange music in general, but it doesn't count for much unless the performance is really on point which it is throughout this entire record.

As a matter of fact, it almost feels like some of these songs were recorded live on the floor just because of the energy that's given.

You can tell these came from someplace real and that some of them are away for the artist to get things off of his chest in the only way he knows how.

I feel like this is what certain kinds of music are made for.

It seems to me like making this record was probably cathartic for the artist but for the listener, it's relatable, and not only that but you can escape into this record and forget about your surroundings for a good chunk of time.

That in itself is such a beautiful gift to me that when you come out of it you have to reacclimate yourself back to your surroundings again.

The performance here is passionate and just feels like you're watching a live performance right in front of you because it gives off that one-on-one experience in a way.

I'm definitely going to have to give this a straight up 9 out of 10, especially in terms of the production and songwriting because he's able to make these songs feel so freeing and that kind of approach is hard to nail down aesthetically but sonofnone seems to be able to pull this off without a hitch and with a certain charm to boot.

There's a lot to soak in here and I suggest you do it with headphones on because it just gives you the best experience possible for a record like this one.

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