Review – Luke Nicholson

Album: Shape And Sound
Release Date: April 14, 2017
Genre: Singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter, Luke Nicholson is celebrating the release of his new album, Shape And Sound via Maggie’s Room Records with distribution by Fontana North.  He describes Shape and Sound as a departure from his previous work and drew inspiration from the likes of The Lumineers and City & Colour.  

The ten-song album ushers the listener onto a journey led by a masterful storyteller.  This mastery is revealed so eloquently in the beautiful opening track, “All Your Dresses”.  The official video is equally as eloquent and shares in the delivery of this song.  The imagery in this song is carefully crafted.  Clothing was used to delineate special moments shared between a husband and a wife.

The ease of the songs’ delivery had me floating along all afternoon as I listened over and over to their delightful melodies.  “Momma’s Home” and “Lights of Nashville” are beckoned to be listened to with a jar of sweet tea on hand while sitting on a back porch counting fireflies.  

It was impossible for me to define my favourite musical moment on the album.  However, I would have loved to hear “Maggie’s Song” as the final song on the album leaving it as the lasting impression lingering on my mine.

From start to finish Luke Nicholson delivered a stunning yet unassuming and natural collection of songs.  Toronto friends, come out to celebrate the magic with him at his album release concert on Wednesday, April 19 at the Burdock Music Hall.

You can also catch up with his recent show at plan B in Moncton, NB in this photo review by Canadian Beats contributor, Ed Bowron.

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