New city, new school, new band, just in time for spring the new songs of Joseph Barrios have bloomed and are fresh for the picking in the bouquet of Seeds I’m Sowing.
This 5 song EP glorifies songwriting maturity as well as production and playing talent of Memphis son turned Nashville student, Joseph Barrios. A wide spectrum of radio-ready, pop comparisons can be made, from Switchfoot to Los Lonely Boys, but there is timeless potential in this preview of what is to come from young Joseph.
Halfway There kicks off the collection with U2-esque guitar delays. From the very beginning each instrument proclaims itself as a bold puzzle piece, bright and attractive alone while still fitting seamlessly into the bigger picture.
Stratocaster shine glistens on To The Moon, a song groovy enough to spark jealousy from the likes of Maroon 5 of Jason Mraz.
The longing ballad, Behind This Door, is sure to be the highlight of many romantic summer mix-tapes, much like songs by John Mayer and early Coldplay often are.
Where Barrios’ bluff city blues show in his guitar playing, his sultry voice tributes his roots as well. Delivering lyrics so matter-of-factly, persuading listeners, Barrios is comfortable in the pocket, exuding confidence that even Mr. Isaac Hayes himself would’ve tipped his shades to salute.
Although a continuous theme-thread weaves through Seeds I’m Sowing, the final song Senses, most potently alludes to a bright future we have to look forward to from Barrios.
“I only know these ways of knowing, my love will grow from seeds I'm sowing.”
It’s planting season. Stick around for the harvest.
Seeds I'm Sowing is available free of charge for download at http://noisetrade.com/josephbarrios