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An atmospheric blend of jazz, blues, and roots, soloist Conor Gains is flooring audiences with his new album, Compass. The recent recipient of the Cobalt Prize at the Maple Blues Awards, Gains’ Compass is an ode to the genres, brimming with the obvious love that was poured into its production.
A sultry 10-track rollercoaster, Compass starts strong with stunning crooner, “I Know”, which showcases Gains’ James Bay-reminiscent vocals in understated perfection. Summery “I’ve Been Looking For Your Heart” and “Dance Like It’s Your Birthday” keep the atmosphere buoyant with their dance-heavy rhythms, and tracks “Mexico” and “Miracle” keep the emphasis heavy on the carefully chosen orchestral arrangements and Gain’s broad sampling of genres.
Impeccably put together, varied, and wholly unique, Compass with dazzle even casual listeners this summer.
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