Title - 'This Burning Sun'
Artist - Peter Galperin
For those not in the know, the multi-talented Peter Galperin writes songs about the people, places and things he loves, with a healthy combination of humor, skepticism, and honesty.
Indeed, he fully admits to what he doesn't understand and questions what he already knows, in a unique musical style that fuses world rhythms with rock, country and folk melodies.
Recorded in 2017 in Nashville at the 515 Studio with Chip Hardy (production), Smith Curry (pedal, lap steel and electric guitar), David Dorn (piano, organ), Rodney Lewis (bass), Wes Little (drums and percussion), Britt Savage (bkgd vocals) and Robert Aaron (sax), his brand new album ThisBurning Sun is a musical testament to the songwriting skills that Galperin harbors.
1. 'Normal To You'
2. 'King of You and Me'
3, 'I Been Told'
4. 'On Higher Ground'
5. 'Don't Look Back'
6. 'Hey, What Can You Do'
7. 'Lost Our Way'
8. 'One More Smile'
Engineered by Trevor Golden and Bobby Holland, the 8 tracks are of the highest storytelling nature that you quickly find yourself not only humming or singing along, but agreeing to Galperin's lyrical observations. Whether they be on life or the planet, love or the complexities of relationships, This Burning Sun covers them all and more.
A gentle key organ opening brings us one of the best tracks on this new album, the upbeat, observantly revealing ballad 'Normal To You' and backs it with both the drum-backed, jaunty storytelling of 'King of You and Me' and the lo-fi 'I Been Told'.
'On Higher Ground' is a happy, whistling song and makes you smile every time you hear it and is followed by the guitar rock of 'Don't Look Back' and then the finger-snapping' ditty 'Hey, What Can You Do.'
The album then comes to a close with a beautiful act of musical climate storytelling on 'Lost Our Way' and then the lovelorn, initially low key, initially low vocal, harmonica-driven 'One More Smile.'
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