Is that this probably the most lovely music from Dean Owens but? I feel it may be. ‘Sometime’ appears to drift on a heat breeze of keys and sonorous bass that provides nice depth to the music. Over these textures, Owens’ voice is wistful and intimate. It’s fairly totally different from Owens’ latest materials with Calexico, inhabiting a unique emotional house that’s equally compelling. The video, created by Ruth Barrie, options huge, open areas and large skies to match Owens’ vocal.
‘Sometime’ is taken from the model new album ‘Footage’, which is a collaboration with GRAMMY-nominees Neilson Hubbard and Will Kimbrough. Recorded long-distance, with Owens in East Lothian and Kimbrough and Hubbard in East Nashville, the brand new songs are intimate reflections, written in the course of the pandemic. Owens says of the album: “This album was such a pleasure to make, throughout some very tough instances. From East Lothian to East Nashville. It very a lot seems like a band file to me. Though we weren’t capable of be collectively in the identical room bodily, I really feel we have been very a lot linked by our hearts and souls. I really like working with Will and Neilson and I feel that basically comes throughout on this file.”
Neilson provides: “Dean’s voice hangs within the air like a fowl flying majestically via the sky. It’s the factor that at all times stops me in my tracks after listening to one word. It’s the factor that makes me say ‘sure I’m in’ every time a brand new challenge is conjured. This new file isn’t any totally different. Even making a file separated by an ocean and a virus was nonetheless one thing I wished to be part of. These songs are a few of Dean’s most private, and for my part, a few of his finest. The logistics have been totally different. Dean recorded his vocal and acoustic in Scotland. Will Kimbrough and I have been in Nashville and performed to these tracks Dean despatched for a couple of days within the studio. Dean zoomed in in fact. It’s not our regular journey, however we have been capable of create the identical vitality and really feel of these different data….. and discover the distinctive soul for this file. It nonetheless has the persona, it nonetheless has the center, it nonetheless has that voice. I’m grateful I’ve gotten to be part of Dean’s music this final decade. It is a particular file.”
It’s, certainly, a particular file. If you happen to purchase it here, you may assist ship Dean Owens to Folks Alliance Worldwide in Kansas Metropolis, the place he has been invited to carry out an official showcase alongside The Sinners.
From up north however now hiding in rural Suffolk. An insomniac music-lover. Love discovering new music to get misplaced in – nation, singer-songwriters, Americana, rock…no matter. At the moment having fun with Nils Lofgren, Ferris & Sylvester, Tommy Prine, Jarrod Dickenson, William Prince, Frank Turner, Our Man within the Subject…