STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12976-2628 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Rachel Eadon
The album cover for this Catholic musician from Mesa, Arizona, boasts "a mastery of diverse musical styles" and it's not wrong! No two songs are alike - whereas the title track is light-hearted, lilting and reminiscent of the Beatles, "Isaiah 61" is haunting with its choral backing and a range of percussion. The mixture of acoustic and electric guitar is fantastic and one track even contains a kazoo solo! The lyrics are intense, many taken from Maher's own personal journey with God. Some tracks are also taken straight from the Bible; "Set Me As A Seal" is a breathtakingly beautiful love song. 'Welcome To Life' is an engaging debut and just about justifies the glowing review it gives itself on the cover!
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