Review: Eric Hagen – Revival

Eric Hagen has recently signed to Spectra Music Group and this album is his debut release on that label. You can hear the blend of influences in his music from roots to rock, blues and country. His lyrics are raw and impactful as he discusses themes of depression and anxiety, his powerful, gritty vocals act as a wonderful vehicle to deliver these emotive topics. A standout track comes in the form of ‘Cold Heart Coming’ the opener where we hear the bass anchoring the groove whilst what sounds like a Hammond B3 organ brings character to the track. The single ‘Dying Alone’ sees the arrangement take a back-seat as Hagen’s voice takes centre stage. When Marja Hansen’s vocals come in, it adds another layer, taking the song to new heights. Hagen’s style reminds me very much of Chris Stapleton. To summarise it’s a really strong record from Hagen and will be a welcome edition to any music lover’s collection. 

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