Album: Shawn Austin – EP
Release Date: September 28, 2018
Vancouver based country artist Shawn Austin has released his six-track self-titled EP. Signed to SteelHead Music (Dallas Smith), the blossoming artist already has impressive numbers behind him. He’s been streamed more than 2.5 million times and is one of the top ten country artists played on Canadian radio.
“You Belong” was released as a single before the album and drew listeners in with its catchy and memorable lyrics. “All About You” brings the stereotypical country trope of a love that isn’t quite what one party expects and marries it with the newer country/rock hybrid of electric guitar. “I Can Be Him” follows a similar formula in the storyline but brings a somewhat softer sound and more harmonies throughout. “Time Alone” seems to bring the story of loving someone who’s with someone else to an end and closes the EP with a soft, almost acoustic-like love song.
Austin sounds like many country artists that have graced the charts and uses predictable storylines for songs but overall has talent. As he grows he will likely find something that draws attention from the crowd and sets him apart from the rest. Until then he is certainly pleasant to listen to.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.