Your mind no longer has to stretch imagining how sweet an American Roots, Folk Indie sound would taste. Max Minardi has created the sensual infusion of sound through his 2018 EP Stories. Max shares the same poignant lyricism of iconic artists such as Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. Yet his Americana Roots sound brings melancholy to life in a way that I can say with all certainty that I’ve never heard the likes of before. The Northern Calfornia singer-songwriter also throws influences from the likes of Damien Rice, Ben Howard and Iron & Wine into his pensive mix. If anyone ever tells you that romance is dead, point them in Max Minardi’s direction. He’s a one-man powerhouse of talent that creates a highly resonant cacophony of sound that’s an absolute pleasure to listen to. The empowering aura he creates really comes to life through the fourth track on the EP I’ll Be Mine, in which he teamed up with a female vocalist to create one of the most blissful duets since Glenn Hansard & Marketa Irglova.
Stories Is now available to check out on Spotify
Review by Amelia Vandergast