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Posted May 26, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Americana
 
 

JRtheBand – “Footprints in the Sand”

Previously impressing with the tracks “Statue” and “Good Gracious Love,” JRtheBand succeeds again with the engaging “Footprints in the Sand.” Percussive pit-pats and vibrant acoustics give way to JR’s soaring vocal power to start. The “never had it better,” hook plays like a fresh summer breeze, capped off by a tender guitar twang punctuation. The “don’t you ever say never,” bridge around 02:25 shows a successful change-up, indicative of JRtheBand’s knack for interesting melodic hooks and structural transitions. JRtheBand’s lively song structures, ardent vocal melodies, and shimmering production makes for a stirring sound.

“Footprints in the Sand” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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