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Brian Casey – Rain Songs

Brian Casey

Songwriter Brian Casey provides an E.P. steeped in mood and atmosphere with his new record Rain Songs

Opening with the melodic, country inflected feel of ‘Believe’, Brian Casey mature and crafted songwriting takes centre stage within the stylish production of Rain Songs.

The E.P. continues to evolve throughout it’s five track running time, with Casey moving from laid back folk with ‘Times River’ and the ominously clanging tone of ‘Oighir’, both of which deftly carry the overall feel of Rain Songs gradually forward.

Indeed, the record moves to a slow-burning mood that is captivating in its patience, as Brian Casey intently builds to the soft release of Rain Song’s up-lifting and hopeful piano led finale ‘So Tomorrow’, wherein Casey evokes the baroque-pop of Rufus Wainwright’s early work.

Rain Songs is a record about clarity and specific moments in time. Throughout the E.P. Casey evokes a sense of place for each song, steeped in personal and external reflection. Using the reverberant “live in your room” aesthetic of the recording’s production as a canvas on which to draw, the songwriter convey’s precise mood and tone with flourishes of alternative-folk and country.

Rating: 8/10

Rain Songs by Brian Casey is out now.

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