“Anyway” is a strongly melodic track from Pete Berwick’s new album, Island. The Chicago-based artist produces a timeless sound, one steeped in rock, Americana, and country spirit. A dual vocal delivery complements vibrant guitars and smatterings of piano, the soaring guitar solo at 02:21 leading majestically into the track’s second half. The lyrics – “I hurt you / And you hurt me / Both of us claim victory / And in the end, nobody wins / So we find ourselves again,” – echo warmed experience, playing especially well with the vocal duet in mind.
Island is Berwick’s sixth studio album. He is joined by backing band The Mugshot Saints, with producing duties by Jason Botka at Skye Bleu Studios in Villa Park, Illinois. On this track and throughout the album, Berwick shows he’s a songwriter with a knack for stirring melodies and lyrical content.
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