Joe Pope – ‘Alicia’s Song’
Hailing from Atlanta, musician Joe Pope has released the excellent Americana single, ‘Alicia’s Song’. It is a heartfelt and personal song that sets Pope ahead of the crowd.
An acoustic guitar opens the release, and soft keys underpin it. As Joe Pope’s storytelling vocals enter, Pope has the listener hooked. His honest and natural appeal shines through, drawing the audience in.
We admire the quality of the songwriting of ‘Alicia’s Song’. Written about a dying person, Pope captures gentle honesty in his lyrics. He is a wordsmith with a poets heart.
The main melody is memorable, and the stripped back instrumentation allows the powerful lyrics to shine. As the single progresses, the instrumentation grows but always stays respectful to the star of the song, Joe Pope’s vocals.
Pope says about this latest release, “Alicia was a gentle soul who didn’t live an easy life. We lost her to cancer just before Thanksgiving. But before we did, she was surrounded by those who loved her.” He continues, “This is a song written at her request. It’s about a small part of her life and those who loved her.”
Pope cites his influences as coming from artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Nick Drake, The Shins, Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bob Dylan, and Jackson Browne. Joe Pope stands shoulder to shoulder with these artists and is making music that needs to be heard.
So make sure you add ‘Alicia’s Song’ to your playlist this week. Joe Pope is a troubadour who is making waves, and we look forward to hearing what he will do next.
Until then, the fitting tribute ‘Alicia’s Song’ is available to stream from the link below. Enjoy!
FVMusicBlog February 2022
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