The Neon Skyline
Andy Shauf produces an album that sounds heavily influenced by one of his idols, Paul Simon. The Canadian native has a conversational style, relating stories and narratives poetically to everyday life. Using muted guitars for rhythm and other instruments (saxophone, piano) as accents, Shauf is able to create a minimalistic sound that feels mature and calculated. The track, "Try Again", is upbeat and playful. Each verse is a different story that relates back to the chorus, causing the chorus to take on a different meaning.
Release date: January 24, 2020
Similar artist(s): Whitney, Dr. Dog
Top tracks: Try Again, The Moon, Living Room