Brad Nickel - Freedom

Published Thursday 11th February 2016
Brad Nickel - Freedom
Brad Nickel - Freedom

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 159524-23549
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Brendan O'Regan

This six-song EP from a Canadian songsmith hooked me from the start . I just loved the combination of pop stylings fused to mandolin-driven folk roots sounds. Elsewhere styles vary but cover the spectrum between acoustic pop and light rock in a most satisfying and unfussy way, with insightful lyrics and confident, soulful singing the hallmark. "Light Up Darkness" is a touching tribute to those who've been a bright light in the darkness for the songwriter; "Oceans Of Love" features the memorable chorus line "If I fall I'm gonna fall at the feet of amazing grace" while "Perfect Peace" is a song urging us to focus on God in times of trouble - "Keep your eyes on me and I will calm all your raging seas." The only fault I'd find with this collection is that it wasn't a full album.

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