Dan Cody is a veteran musician who has been playing and recording music for decades. His latest is entitled Long Distance Line. Cody mentions: “The EP started out to be a 10 to 12 song album and over a period of time many songs were recorded. Some were really good and some just weren't coming together.”
The EP starts with “Long Distance” which gets going out of the gate with the full band. This song to me felt like a mix between Americana, rock and a splash of pop. The song is very accessible with warm qualities and a hook that’s memorable right off the bat.
The second song “All Right” contains some piano, driving drums, guitar and a steady bass. It’s a very hopeful and motivational sounding tune. When Cody sings “Well, It’s alright, tonight” you believe it which is what you want from a song. There’s also a really cool and fast guitar solo that’s surrounded by vocals and slide guitar. The song also has a classic sounding breakdown.
Next up is “Out of the Blue” and it is slightly more pensive and reflective at first. I loved the organ and there’s an additional vocalist to this song. The chorus is perhaps even more hopeful and positive than the previous song. “Just For You” is arguably the highlight. It’s more stripped back revolving around a couple guitars and vocals.
Cody’s music to me definitely has an older type of aesthetic. Unfortunately, you won’t find music like this on the Billboard charts. You would have to go back a couple of decades. On that note, myself and many others yearn for the days when music felt a little more authentic and real in a sense. If you feel like that I think there’s a good chance you will appreciate this EP.
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