Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Adam Faucett -- Blind Water Finds Blind Water

I wasn't really sure how I felt about Adam Faucett the first time I listened to "Day Drinker." I was at work, I was stressed, I was listening on laptop speakers. Faucett's opening, plaintive wail seemed more like interesting caterwauling. Just goes to show what a good pair of headphones can do. I'm glad Blind Water Finds Blind Water landed in my lap because it is easily one of the best albums you'll listen to this year and in many years to come.

In a the hands of a lesser songwriter, the themes of loneliness and ennui would be run-of-the-mill, rather than haunting. In the hands of a lesser singer, these songs would be incredible, but they wouldn't be quite so beautiful. Faucett is truly nothing less than a force of nature who effortlessly transitions from rock to folk -- sometimes in the same bar (musically, that is.) It's for artists like these that we all listen to music -- to find someone who will move us emotionally and pushes the boundaries of the familiar in order to create something truly stunning.

Adam Faucett -- Official, Facebook, Purchase, Purchase in vinyl from Last Chance Records

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