David Philips, “Washes Over Me” (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

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A precursor of what’s next in store from UK-born/Spanish-residing David Phillips, “Washes Over Me” is a back-to-basics excursion from a guy who isn’t prone to stray far from the basics to start with.

On this song, you might be drawn by the soul-drenched vocal or a chipper, winsome melody. Myself, I’m diggin’ the sharpened, supple fretwork he does on an acoustic six-string: percussive, tight and neatly nestling alongside his upbeat lyric lines.

“Washes Over Me” is the advance single for an album Black And Tan Records is poised to cut loose in early October, 2016. A follow-up to the rustic charm of Philips’ homemade Rooftop Recordings, there’s little reason to think it’s not going to have that same, earthbound appeal. The sweet sounds from the stream above lends strong support for that vibe.


S. Victor Aaron

S. Victor Aaron

S. Victor Aaron is an SQL demon for a Fortune 100 company by day, music opinion-maker at night. His musings are strewn out across the interwebs on jazz.com, AllAboutJazz.com, a football discussion board and some inchoate customer reviews of records from the late 1990s on Amazon under a pseudonym that will never be revealed. E-mail him at svaaron@somethingelsereviews .com or follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SVictorAaron
S. Victor Aaron
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