From the first note to the last, I can't help but smile when I listen to Samuel Taylor's debut EP 'Some Nobody To Me' for a multitude of reasons. Primarily the insanely beautiful guitar work to the much loved harmonica that I adore the sound of. Not to mention Sam's voice that engulfs me in such an amazing state of calm. If you want to just shut your eyes and let this wonderfully sublime music wash over you then it's gotta be done.
The more I listen to Sam the more I discover that way off in the background there are always little hidden guitar parts that are ever so subtle and oh so effective. It's blissful. If you listen on 'Perfect Disguise', in between verses there are some radiant guitar notes that are the perfect frame for the song
The opening melody of 'Driving to Nowhere' instantly reflects the feeling of the song - vast and open. Sam has such a comforting voice and tone that portrays the helplessness of the lyrics. It's an incredibly gentle song, every note so soft, yet touching.
'The Morning' is the fourth track on the EP and has such a beautiful feel. The lyrics entice me to feel the pain behind the words 'It's not right that you might leave me, though you say, you'll always need me...So won't you save me from these tears of rain, save me if I fall again...” The guitar technique in the bridge is divine. Some great notes are bent with some luscious tones that really add to the flavour of the song.
Samuel Taylor to me is a folk artist that writes and performs some simple yet pure and stunning melodies so effortlessly. Combined with his lyrical story telling these songs are a scenic journey and an absolute delight to hear.
Title track 'Some Nobody To Me'
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