"I Believe In Love" (2020, Tommy Grasley)
Tommy Grasley is a Canadian singer/songwriter with a message of love and peace to express. In Gunn’s newest release, which came out on Valentine’s Day, expresses years of internal struggle to offer a musical journey which consists of love, hate and anger alike. The entire album is a telling of his personal journey.
The opening track, “I Am”, is an eerie a cappella opener to the album. The song is essentially a confession from church. “Strange” is an exploration on times and how they change. This is a blast of a garage rocker, with some particularly strong guitar and bass work. “Frayed” is a song which hones in on the nature of everyday stress. The song is very raw and impactful. It even has a massive guitar solo.
“Haters” is a wonderful song about sticking true to your guts in the face of criticism. “Sonnyfoxdale” is a nice jazz instrumental break. I greatly enjoy the saxophone work on this one. “Love Conquers All” is a strong pop rocker which serves as a testament to the power of love. “Baby Xo” and “Gone” are both rockers about the ups and downs of a romance. “Jct 66” is a heavier moment on the album, with his heavy and sludgy guitar work. “Richard” is a mid tempo blue ditty which gets into a guest performance from Del Rio. “I Am (Reprise)” concludes the album on a reprise of the first track of the album.
I Believe In Love is an expression of wonder and amazement, which these guys succeed in delivering through its hard rockers and softer moments. It’s strongly an album worth checking out!
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