Hailing from Boston, MA, Almost Owen has released his excellent latest single, ‘From The Outside’. Released officially on 10th September 2019, it is a sublime track to dive into the weekend with!
We hear a palm-muted guitar, bass and snare, layered backing vocals and a stunning main vocal performance. Rich, warm vocals fill the audio landscape and captivate the listener’s attention and hold it effortlessly. The instrumentation on the single is dreamy and inviting. It provides the perfect foundation for the vocals to spring from and everything works in harmony with one another. The chorus is catchy and intelligently composed. After the first chorus, the listener is left waiting in eager anticipation for it to come around again!
The mix, production, and mastering of the song are excellent. All of the instrumentation has its own space in the mix. ‘From The Outside’ has been mixed by Jonathan Castelli (Khalid, Drake, Macklemore) and he has done a superb job.
Almost Owen reminds us of John Mayer. His warm and inviting tones are reminiscent of Mayer but make no mistake, Almost Owen makes for a sound all of his own. The phrasing in his vocal performance is always smooth and the thought provoking unpredictable lyrics add to Almost Owen’s undeniable charm.
When asked, Almost Owen describes ‘From The Outside’ as, “A song about the light that comes from burning the candle at both ends”. We can relate to that! It’s fun and upbeat vibe gives a feeling of youth to the single and we are sure it will be a hit with any age!
Summer is not over yet, and ‘From The Outside’ is the perfect song to soundtrack the remainder. So, make sure you check out this single today! We are sure Almost Owen is an artist who is going to be around for a long time to come and we can not wait to hear what will come next!
FVMusicBlog September 2019