The title track emerges in a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young West Coast haze, gearing up into a double-time country chorus - and occasionally, as with Traveller, the pedal steel, harmonies and songcraft
conjure something you'd swear was a lost 60s classic.
They had the guile and songcraft
to make the most of it but it was a huge boon.
However, with her impressive new debut single, The Life You Left Behind, she demonstrates the full depth of her songcraft
and sonic ambitions.
The group's blend of songcraft
, poetic lyrics, timely topical concerns (Filipino identity, the environment), and use of indigenous instruments won immediate critical acclaim, but mainstream commercial success proved a little more elusive.
This is a set about old fashioned American songcraft
, and that shouldn't surprise anyone.
A new generation of Grateful Dead-inspired songcraft
, the twangy Americana band Midnight North, will play at Hi-Fi Music Hall on Friday.
If music was Creed's sole focus, these "weird mantras," as he once termed them, could seem merely cute, but in the context of his myriad other endeavors they seem to suggest a kinship between his overall aesthetic and stripped-down, post-Ramones songcraft
But Bacharach's compositions --with their deceptively complex time signatures--are so catchy it's hard not to get caught up in the sheer songcraft
of it all.
Julia Holter, May 2013 A sublime exercise in songcraft
and charming a crowd.
Dubai Maftool and Songcraft
have become the latest additions to an increasingly formidable team of horses that Godolphin handler Saeed Bin Surour is amassing for next month's valuable Dubai World Cup meeting.
didn't appear to stay when seventh in the Dubai Gold Cup in March, losing a shoe in the process on his first attempt at two miles.
It's a less autobiographical album than Beauty and Crime, but maintains that disc's penchant for concise songcraft
and diverse musical backdrops.