Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Shoegaze, Acoustic, Country
Similar Artists: [Jamendo: Michael Ellis, Nicolas Falcon, The Grus, Azwell and WhiteRoom], [Other: Tally Hall, Midlake, Grand Hallway and The Autumn Defense]
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- All My Life
- End of the Age
- Coffee in Tokyo
- Got it Done
- Abba Ingee
- Love Song
Crossing State Lines is 2011 album release of prolific singer-songwriter Bryyn. It is an Indie Folk album that delivers eleven well-crafted tracks that have a whimsical edge to them. My initial reaction when I heard the album was that it reminded me of Tally Hall. If you don’t know who Tally Hall is, then I recommend that you guys check out his music as well. In any case, I was pretty happy with the albums as a whole.
Do I have any favourite tracks? If I had to chose it would be the fifth track, Coffee in Tokyo. This would be followed up closely by the sixth track which is a short instrumental piece entitled Interlude. I find myself listening to those two tracks more frequently than other tracks on the album. Coffee in Tokyo has a wonderful retro appeal reminiscent of Midlake whilst Interlude brings to mind music by The Grus without vocals.
In conclusion, this album is a pure joy to listen to. If you are looking for a contemporary or easy listening soundtrack for your creative projects then I highly recommend Crossing State Lines. If you decide to check out the album, then be sure to check out the rest of Bryyn’s catalogue as well as that of the similar artists listed at the top of this post. I am sure that you’ll find something that you’ll enjoy in there.
Have other Jamendo artists that you want me to check out? Be sure to let me know in the comments sections or by dropping me a line via the contact page.