Quite honestly, I can’t remember when an acoustic guitar took my breath away, and it’s safe to say that has never happened within the first 10 seconds of hitting play on a track before. The distinctive choppy chords broke into vibrant finger strumming mesmerism which introduced Ian Flanigan’s reverberant whisky-soaked vocals in their upcoming single “Give Me Color”.
The nostalgic tonality of the track offers plenty of aural escapism while the lyrics set up sweet semantics which doesn’t resonate as saccharine due to the sheer authenticity that they were penned with. Any fans of Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder definitely won’t want to let Ian Flanigan’s talent, passion, and propensity to weave aural alchemy on a fretboard pass them by.
You can also head on over to SoundCloud and soak up Ian Flanigan’s earlier released soulfully vintage soundscapes.
Review by Amelia Vandergast