ALBUM REVIEW: “100 Acres of Sycamore” by Fionn Regan
100 Acres of Sycamore
Irish singer songwriter Fionn Regan defines simple beauty with his new album, 100 Acres of Sycamore. The folk heavy tracks illicit images of riding a train through the Irish countryside. The perfect utilization of acoustic guitar, violin, and the contrastingly sparing use of drums, piano, and tambourine creates a series of tracks that carry a natural and graceful hum. Regan’s heartfelt, personal lyrics and acoustic harmonies are reminiscent of Neil Young, whom the singer cites as a musical influence.
The album covers a multitude of emotions, offering a wide range of insights and experiences. Regan sings of love, loneliness, persistence, and of drowning your sorrows in vodka.
Each song is a comfort, like a voice in the dark or a warm cup of coffee in a rainstorm. Many of the tracks are long, but perfectly paced. And despite their five-minutes in length, the end always comes too soon.
With this album, Regan proves that slow, steady, and beautifully bare wins the race.
Fionn Regan – 100 Acres of Sycamore MP3