One of the most notable aspects of McEwan’s new album is the production. His album is self-produced, created sitting around the kitchen table, a remarkable feat considering the sonic depth of every song. The Glaswegian pulls focus in to his lyricism, acoustic guitar but adds in the right dosage of harmonised backing vocals that make ‘In A World We Don’t Know’ audibly pleasing and makes an album that centres on lost loves, longing and everlasting truths musically travel through the genres of Americana and folk. Slightly ballad-heavy at times – particularly the heartfelt ‘Take It Back To Zero’ is a gentle, swaying anthem to not miss – McEwan’s ‘What Is Love’ provides relief, with just an acoustic guitar and piano for the first verse, it’s a surprise amongst the ballads as a positive, but certainly still reflective track.
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