Chris Capaldi’s new record Painted Skyline is a universal album. This music could be heard anywhere it is so good. I especially am having fun listing to this as I found out Capaldi and I share the same alma mater, Berklee College of Music. While I was studying business and production it seems he was studying jazz composition.
It is always so interesting to hear different outlets of music from players that come from different genre backgrounds. If I had not known Capaldi studied jazz composition I would have just thought this was a beautiful album regardless. So it is great as a musician to have such versatility and transparency.
The first song I listened to was “Hands.” This song almost encapsulates the vibe of the entire album. Very heartwarming, it captures you with its timbre and words immediately. I love the small addition of the string sections. It really brightens up the atmosphere while the chord progression is extremely unique and versatile. The song “Smoke and Mirrors” is a great tune. It really reminds me of some classic Bruce Springsteen albums like Nebraska.
The whole arrangement on here is great; the instrumentation is perfect not too many instruments and not too many different things going on. “Wasted, Wild and Free” might be my favorite tune of the album. It is just such a complete song in my opinion, nothing is forced on this track, and the arrangement is just as beautiful as the instrumentation. Seriously great work on this track!
I would recommend this album to anyone who likes music. It is so well made to cater to just about anyone and I mean that! Chris Capaldi is a very well rounded player and writer and I especially am looking forward to what lies in store next sonically. So check out this record it has my blessings. You all can thank me later!
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