Andrew Paul Davis – “Lumpa Words” + “Black Glass”


Andrew Paul Davis impresses with a psych-friendly vein of Americana throughout his new album For Now. Ranging from vibrant rockers like “Close Enough” to whistling-laden folk of “Upland,” the album presents a richly eclectic sound fit for the open road. Among its highlights are “Lumpa Words,” written by Davis after he drove through the south, from Oklahoma to Kansas specifically. The steel guitar solo rounding the two-minute mark fully consumes, especially upon the bouncy bass line and vocal re-emergence shortly thereafter. “Lumpa Words” is a rewarding build-up of a track. “Black Glass” shows more immediacy, with string-laden pushes and shimmering guitars pairing with soaring vocal harmonies for a fully melodic effect.

For Now is a thoroughly gratifying listen, produced by notable musician Bill Baird, whose album Goodbye Vibrations had an influential effect on Davis prior to and throughout the creation of For Now.

“Lumpa Words” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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