Yep, you guessed it. Russ Bell’s latest track is awash with nostalgic sound. But who doesn’t love a bit of the revivalist sound? The NY, US based artist has a powerhouse of musicians working with him to create astounding tracks such as Old School Ways. Yet, as a multi-instrumentalist and a sensational lyricist, it doesn’t seem like Russ Bell needs much help when it comes to creating a stunning single. Listening to his latest single Old School Ways, it became apparent how much I missed the simplicity of succinctly strummed guitar with that sweet jangly anachronistic sound and almost hummed vocals. It’s artists like Russ Bell who prove that guitar music isn’t dead and that stripping it back right back to the roots doesn’t mean you can’t bring something perceptibly organic to the table. With a truly pious approach to his music Russ Bell’s soundscapes are quite literally ethereal.
If you’re looking for a taste of that sweet Country Americana sound you can stream and download Russ Bell’s latest single Old School Ways on ReverbNation now alongside his other sensational musical compositions he’s produced as a solo artist.
Review by Amelia Vandergast