Friday, February 12, 2016

CD Review: Singer/Songwriters Natty And Patrick Ames Look To Breakthrough With Latest Albums

British reggae artist Natty will be releasing his sophomore album "Release The Fear" on February 29th. The album was recorded live and follows his Top 20 U.K. chart hit "Man Like I." The new 11-song release begins with the album's first single "I'm Alive," which has futuristic sound and an addictive groove that allows Natty to open up his sound. He slows the rhythm down for the island vibe of "SS I Love You," but also involves sonic soundscapes the give the song depth. He brings a much-welcomed dance beat into the sound of "Streetlights" as Natty knows how to spread his fun, energetic sound through his music. His reggae background comes through on the deep groove of "Change," which features vocals from fellow reggae artists Alborosie and Busy Signal. After the heartfelt tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with "King Had A Dream," the album finishes with the acoustic, reggae/folk delivery of "Things I've Done" and slow pop swing of "Release The Fear." To find out more about Natty and his new album "Release The Fear," please visit

American singer/songwriter Patrick Ames will be releasing his new album titled "The Free Will In Patrick Ames" on February 29th. Ames was inspired for this album by Bob Dylan and his 1963 breakthrough album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" and hopes that this album will be his breakthrough into the mainstream. He begins the 10-song release with a raw, spur of the moment take of "Come Back To Me," which sounds like it was recorded on the spot with the musicians surrounding one microphone. He finds his rhythm with a pair of bongos on the Americana/folk take of "Hold Me" and picks the tempo up with the smooth folk/rock delivery of "Mi Gato." Ames' songwriting shines on the acoustic ballad "On The Next Sunny Day," before he experiments with the stark instrumentation of "Freedom Summer." The album finishes up with the bluesy/folk appeal of "Tomorrow" and the modern rock of "Throw Away People" as Ames continues to search for his signature sound. To find out more about Patrick Ames and his latest release "The Free Will In Patrick Ames," please visit

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