David Massey is back with his sixth, independently released studio album featuring six brand new tracks. The first thing I notice is Massey’s melodic vocals, clear and concise sitting nicely in the mix. His blend of folk, rock and bluegrass with an unpolished production, gives off a sense of authenticity. Lyrically it is clear Massey is a craftsman whilst his band is skilful. A highlight for me is ‘Watch Your Back In Hell’ which features a mesmerising fiddle part, Massey’s soft voice almost acting as a call and response with the instrument. The ballad, ‘Daddy’s Wedding Dance’ is a beautiful way to end the record. It’s relatable for all the daddy’s and daughters out there and the subtle backing vocals bring out the emotion in certain lines, it is a very well thought out arrangement. It’s a strong record from Massey, it’d be great to see him bringing these songs to life in a live setting.
Zoe Hodges, Editor