The opening of A Golden State has the same laidback feeling the cover art suggests. The song is slow, mellow, certainly a dash of melancholy is added. With the song I'm stepping straight into Ryan Adams territory. (Yes, I mention the unmentionable. There's music and personal behaviour.) Another strong reference is The War On Drugs on an acoustic guitar. This instrument is where A Golden State starts. All the rest follows from there.
Luke Sital-Singh presents his music in what I would call the singer-songwriter segment of Americana. The most prominent instrument on this album is the voice of Sital-Singh. He sings us stories, perhaps personal, perhaps observations. This is an album for listening intently. There's is not much other use for A Golden State. With songs as vulnerable as 'The Last Day' there's no alternative but to listen to what is sung.
|Promo photo: Hattie Ellis|
There's no need for more words. My effects can be just as minimal, as the conclusion reached can be summed up by one word: beauty.
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