Sarah Sample is endowed with a succor-enriched intonation
in addition to being a motivational songwriter, a classically versed
guitarist, and a well-groomed ukulele-ist. Her new CD, Someday,
is produced by Scott Wiley and has a country folk palate reminiscent
of Patty Griffin.
The reposing stance of Sample's vocals in tracks like "Calling
Your Name" and "Every Time I Go" project a reflective
tone as she expresses in the latter track "Every time I go /
I give my heart to you / To keep you from the cold
keep my love from you." The dulcet swells of "Shadows Of
A Song" have a spiritual sound, and the sparseness of "One
Mistake" put an emphasis on Sample's vocals as the delicate silhouettes
of the cello move like a phantom in the background.
The rootsy rock shading of "Be My Middle Ground" creates
a swirling mist circling around Sample's vocals, which shifts into
bristling guitar shreds and pronounced rhythmic strokes along "Staying
Behind." The upbeat tempo of "Holiday" is spangled
in Sample's peppy ukulele chimes, while the merriment of "I'm
Ready" is cobbled in shimmering guitar vibrations.
Someday is mainly landscaped in soothing country folk strums
projecting a reflective tone. Though many of the tracks blur into
each other, the album is solid and tempered for mainstream audiences.
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