Sadsen is a solo musician from Australia who just released Sob Story. His music revolves around an acoustic guitar and his vocals. There are three songs on this EP.
He starts off with “Follow” which contains E major to A Major chord progressions. The song isn't very complicated. The same could be said about the other two songs where he strums simple chord progressions.
The first song is “Follow” which is the song that shows some potential. He isn't always in key and sings with some melancholy in his voice. The song also has some potential if he would flesh it out a bit more instead of leaving it to just strummed chords. At this point his biggest strength are his lyrics. He sings “oh my god / how could you be / right here in front of me / pulling the skin around my neck / and I’m bleeding / bleeding out of my regrets / about what i shoulda done with you.”
“8.27” sounds a lot like the first song instead he goes to G Major instead of A Major. There are a couple of awkward pauses in the song. This song also has potential but like the previous felt it needed more to it.
“Indecision” is a five-minute long song where he justifies the title Sob Story. It’s not the kind of melancholy that makes you feel solace that you might feel from Sufjan Stevens or Elliott Smith. He barely sings above a whisper as the guitar looms in the background. The song would have been fine at about two minutes but in no way justified the five-plus-minute time length.
Truth be told Sadsen has a long way to go to be competitive with some of the aforementioned artists. I’d like to hear him get past strummed chords and introduce something else such as picking into his future releases. As I mentioned he shows a kernel of potential on the first two songs but falls into a case of wait and see.
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