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Matt Andersen: Weightless

Album Review

Carefully crafted compositions by the acclaimed Canadian.

Anyone who has seen Matt Andersen will testify for his captivating live performances, powerful voice and strongly themed lyrics.

His follow-up to 2011’s Coal Mining Blues rewards the listener with a rich texture of blues and Americana supplemented by excellent songwriting. Backed by a superb cast of session musicians, it’s apparent from opener_ I Lost My Way_ that there’s more than a touch of class to the arrangements. 

Andersen’s excellent vocals and melodies make Weightless stand up to repeated listening. With such strong compositions, highlights are hard to single out; to mention the poignant So Easy, the bouncing feelgood title track and the contrasting heavy guitar lines and hard-hitting narrative of The Fight barely touches the surface. It’s all held together by Grammy award-winning producer Steve Berlin, who ensures that Andersen has never sounded better in the studio.   

Via True North Records

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