Review – Spencer Burton

Album: Songs Of
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Genre: Folk/Country/Canadian

Spencer Burton has finally released his anticipated eighth studio album,Songs Of. Available through most major music retailers as of May 5th 2017 on Dine Alone Records, Songs Of is a collection of Burton’s most recent work including the single “Broken Hearts and Broken Chains.” Recorded in Nashville, TN the album was produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Langhorne Slim).

Songs Of opens with the track “Old Grey Stone.” You are introduced to Burton’s vocals and musical vibe instantly. Burton creates his own unique sound and natural blend of folk-inspired elements that seamlessly intertwine to create each track on Songs Of. “End of the Summer (Jordan’s Song),” “Unmistakable Love,” and the album’s first single “Broken Hearts and Broken Chains” give you a glimpse into Burton’s musical world. Burton uses his words carefully as he articulates feelings coupled with his arrangements to create an experience for the listener to fully immerse themselves into his world.

Lyrically Burton’s tunes are easy to connect with. With topics ranging from love, friendships, and even loneliness it isn’t hard to put yourself into one of Burton’s tunes and get lost listening to the emotion in his vocal performance. With catchy arrangements and high quality production, Burton’s songs are well put together and capitalize on well directed creativity. From back ground vocals to high quality musicians, you can hear the music sparkle as you play each track.

I was partial to “Small Towns” and “Songs of Hurtin’.” They both became some of my favorite tracks on the album. Burton is a great musical storyteller and that is always something I admire when I listen to music. I always ask myself if it is something I could see myself in and there really is a little bit of everything on this album for everyone.

Songs Of Track Listing:
Old Grey Stone
End of the Summer (Jordan’s Song)
Unmistakable Love
Broken Hearts and Broken Chains
Cry Little Darling
Small Towns
Wild Truth
Love At First Sight
Field Song
Dear Danny
Songs of Hurtin’

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Jun 8 – The Red Dog – Peterborough, Canada
Jun 9 – Pressed – Ottawa, ON
Jun 10 – The Mansion – Kingston, Canada
Jun 11 – The Moustache Club – Oshawa, Canada
Jun 15 – Warehouse – St. Catharines, ON
Jun 16 – The Little Inn – Bayfield, Canada
Jun 17 – Mills Hardware – Hamilton, ON
Jun 22 – Owenpalooza – Welland, Canada
Jun 23 – Adelaide Hall – Toronto, Canada
Jun 24 – The Aeolian Hall – London, Canada
Jul 8 – Cavendish Beach Music Festival – Cavendish, Canada

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