Joe Sampson “Songs of Delay” Reviewed At Music Won’t Save You

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Are twelve minutes sufficient for a songwriter to fully deploy his own personality. Twelve minutes are enough to be enchanted in front of the simple naturalness and delicate understatement of his melodies. The duration is one of the five songs Ep “Songs Of Delay” and the singer in question is called Joe Sampson and comes from Denver, where he was honored as songrwriter of the year in 2008 and later collaborated with musicians such as Nathaniel Rateliff and Esme Patterson.

Just Nathaniel Rateliff returns the favor in the suffused interweaving of the opening song “Songbird”, which perpetuates the discrete magic of Simon & Garfunkel, defining immediately hushed homely atmosphere in which resonate the acoustic notes and the delicate Sampson vocal timbre. In five short tracks Ep, artist Colorado showcases natural talents for harmonization even when the structures become slightly more decisive ( “Moon On The Rise”), cloaked in soft country-folk nuances ( “Dream On”) .

The more personal and immediate essence of writing Sampson shines, however the best in the two ballads on the tips of the fingers end, the romantic “My Love” and “Paper Dolls”, a short essay of bittersweet melancholy copyright, which instills a dim ray of light in his creative space shadowy, unadorned, but rich in heart and inspiration. Twelve minutes are sufficient to understand everything, even if at the end of their listening is a very strong desire to find out as soon as possible also many other songs by a songwriter crystalline talent.

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