Tré Burt’s melancholy vocals ring out on this unique album. The tenacious musician sticks to his guns and addresses numerous thought-provoking observations he’s made about his home country.
By The Jasmine is very topical and a true story about what he’s experienced as a black man living in America. The narrative isn’t angry – who could blame him if it was? – just leaves the listener with something to think about. Meanwhile, Carnival Mirror an upbeat, carefree song that makes the statement along the lines of ‘freedom don’t come free’.
The album speaks of loss but not in a desolate way, Sammi’s Song talks of the heightening of his senses on the day of her funeral. There is positivity within it, a light in the dark so to speak and Burt has done a wonderful job with the lyrics. Dixie Red is another nod to a friend who went too soon.
Through the hard hitting topics, Burt delivers the record with a sweetness to the arrangement and of course his vocals. The follow up to Caught It From The Rye is a thoughtful album which deserves to be heard, far and wide.
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