Andrew Combs sophomore LP ‘All These Dreams’ is far from being that “difficult second album”. The infusion of country influences and classic pop is masterfully combined to deliver eleven glorious tracks that should be the benchmark for song-writers the globe over.
The follow-up to 2012’s ‘Worried Man’ is an impressively mature release for an artist still firmly in his 20’s. The messages of love, heartbreak and religion are delivered by vocal performances that are cleverly tapered and then grown again when required. ‘In the Name of You’ is a mesmerising example of the artists vocal range, and an even finer example of the quality of song-writing on show.
‘Foolin’ and ‘All These Dreams’ are the noteworthy foot-stompers on the LP while ‘Month of Bad Habits’ turns the album on its head with a sultry, delicious sound. Sure, it’s a little “middle of the road” in places and yes its been done before, but for me that’s its attraction. From the first listen its easy on the ear and doesn’t pretend to be anything its not.
How the country theme is received by a European audience remains to be seen. However, in this instance i believe the genre is of little importance and should take a back seat. This LP should be viewed for its song-writing values, wonderful instrumentation and most importantly its ability to entertain.
‘All These Dreams’ lands on the 25th January 2015, via Loose Music.
The full track-listing for the album is as follows…
Rainy Day Song
Nothing to Lose
Long Gone Lately
In the Name of You
All These Dreams
Slow Road to Jesus
Month of Bad Habits
You can see like to see Andrew Combs live at one of these venues…
21st January – OSLO, John Dee BUY TICKETS
23rd January – STOCKHOLM, Sodra Teatern BUY TICKETS
24th January – GOTHENBURG, Pustervik BUY TICKETS
25th January – MALMO, KB BUY TICKETS
26th January – BERLIN, Grüner Salon BUY TICKETS
28th January – HAMBURG, Nochtspeicher BUY TICKETS
29th January – AMSTERDAM, Paradiso BUY TICKETS
30th January – GRONINGEN, Oosterpoort BUY TICKETS
31st January – ROTTERDAM, Rotown BUY TICKETS
1st February – UTRECHT, Tivoli Vredenburg BUY TICKETS
3rd February – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club BUY TICKETS
4th February – NOTTINGHAM – Rough Trade – 5.30PM
4th February – NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club BUY TICKETS
5th February – BRISTOL, The Tunnels BUY TICKETS
6th February – LONDON, Union Chapel BUY TICKETS
7th February – LONDON, Rough Trade West – 6PM