Scott Sewell is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is just getting started at releasing his own music. His first release is entitled Wait, What, Why and is a lo-fi DIY effort. The EP is comprised of mostly his guitar and vocals.
In terms of the production it’s about that of a demo. This aspect will need to improve if he hopes to gain a larger audience through the songs he releases. That being said Wait, What, Why still gives you an idea of his songwriting abilities.
Up first is “Add Up Above” which is a straightforward song played on acoustic guitar. The song spews melancholy and revolves around a couple of guitar chords. “Add Up Above” contains the best vocal performance. Despite the low production value he sounds great when it comes to the aesthetics of his voice.
Up next is “Lady Fay.” The holes start to show in the production. His vocals are too loud, and the drums are sometimes off time. The song is a simple folk/pop tune very much in the vein of the standard singer/songwriter genre.
“Melancholy + Matrimony (Maybe Not)” does in fact have a good amount of melancholy and doesn’t change much as it progresses. Loose percussion assists the guitar chords. He closes with “Have You Ever?” which is a deviation that focuses around the piano. His vocal performance is solid on this song.
Sewell is just at the start of his musical journey. He still has some work to do but there is some potential in there.
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