Sean Johnson – Fairy Tales for Fools
Artist/Band: Sean Johnson – http://www.seantjohnson.com
Album: Fairy Tales for Fools
Genera: Folk, Alternative Rock, Pop
Review: Fairy Tales for Fools is Johnson’s latest release and has much to commend it. Admittedly, there is a whole lot of variety to these arrangements and performances. First: Johnson’s impressive band delivers rock solid playing like a well oiled machine. This is testament to hundreds of hours of rehearsal time no doubt. Second: Johnson himself possesses a voice and an impassioned writing style that hits the mark remarkably well within the folk-pop music arena. He has the attributes required of an effective singer/songwriter. Third: his sound and amazing songwriting touch are as good as it gets in modern pop. All songs are a skillful combination of modern pop rock yet with a slight Folk-Alternative Rock aftertaste that will reminded me of Shayne Ward, and John Mayer. Johnson has the creativity and songwriting prowess to be extremely dangerous. What am I trying to say – well let m start by saying there is nothing fake and superficial about Sean Johnson and his music. It’s nice to know some artists take their soul into the studio these day rather then leave it at the door. Not every square inch is filled with musical ambience delivered under duress – but musical space this allows the music to breathe on its own with passion that cannot be faked. Equally as impressive is how marketable this catalogue truly is. It covers so much ground and despite this it manages to not spread itself to thin across to many lines – nice touch. I’ve always said if you can play it a party, then it’s marketable. The music is extremely marketable – with a fresh sound that is passionately melancholy very much like Johnson himself. MY favorite songs are: Purdy Road, Call to Me, Blue World and Live to Love You
Conclusion: Let me go on record by sating Sean Johnson has no weaknesses that I can see and hear. He has everything and this latest string of songs are and endearing staple limited by nothing. I would imagine in time we will hear more from this artist from Kentucky in the years unfold. Time will tell but I can honestly say this is one artist that is set up for marketable success down the road with her musical personality and fresh sound that gives modern music a well needed wake up call.
Heather Savage edited by Janne Zawa posted by Drew Blackwell (UK)
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