Weston Skaggs - 'Til I See You Again

Published Friday 20th March 2020
Weston Skaggs - 'Til I See You Again
Weston Skaggs - 'Til I See You Again

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 179150-29259
LABEL: Old Bear Records
FORMAT: Digital Only EP

Reviewed by Paul S Ganney

My previous experience of Weston's work had been recorded in a very stripped back style. This album takes his songs and gives them full-on arrangements. His vocal is very crisp and clear in a '60s folk way with a breathiness that gives his voice a gentler edge. His songwriting is good with a clear story arc to it, whether telling personal stories (mostly on themes of memories, family, love and loss) or re-telling Biblical ones and he has a good sense of a hook (the one about going to West Virginia in "Nyle" is a good example - it just sneaks up on you and sticks in your head). His guitar work is solid without being outstanding, supporting the song more than being a focal point. The overall effect is of a style that is old but with a sound that is very up to date and in places is quite reminiscent of Ed Sheeran. This is one of a pair of EPs Weston is releasing in 2020 and is good songs, well done, making you want to hear the second one and soon.

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