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M. DUTTON

WE REVIEW THE NEW ALBUM FROM M. DUTTON

M. Dunton’s self-titled album emerges as a serene oasis, offering a refreshing take on indie-folk that’s as comforting as a warm southern breeze. Hailing from the country music capital of Nashville, Dunton brings his seasoned expertise as a lead guitar player for various luminaries, weaving tales of love, longing, and life’s simple pleasures through his evocative melodies.

The album kicks off with “Dark Deeds,” setting the tone with its guitar riffs and introspective lyrics. Dunton’s vocals, akin to a well-aged whiskey, carry the weight of his stories with a raw authenticity that resonates deeply. “Bozeman Girl” follows suit, painting a vivid picture of romance against the backdrop of rugged landscapes, while tracks like “Waiting On” and “Hotel Lobby” offer introspective musings on the passage of time and the transient nature of human connections.

“I Left My Heart Out West” stands out as a poignant ode to wanderlust, with Dunton’s melancholic crooning tugging at the heartstrings like a lonesome coyote howling at the moon. “Molly Said” adds a touch of melencaly to the album, its playful melody dancing like fireflies on a summer night.

“Simple Country Songs” and “Blue” bring the album to a contemplative close, showcasing Dunton’s mastery of crafting melodies that feel both timeless and timely. The stripped-down arrangements allow his lyrical prowess to shine through, offering listeners a glimpse into the soul of a troubadour navigating the highs and lows of life’s journey.

M. DUTTON

While Dunton’s debut album is undoubtedly a testament to his songwriting prowess and musical prowess, there are moments where one longs for a bit more sonic diversity. Tracks like “Hotel Lobby” and “Simple Country Songs” tread familiar territory, albeit with a comforting familiarity that may leave some craving a bit more experimentation.

Overall, M. Dunton’s self-titled album is a poignant reflection of life’s complexities, delivered with a sincerity that’s as genuine as the southern hospitality of his hometown.

With its blend of country charm, folk sensibilities, and cinematic storytelling, this album serves as a promising debut from an artist poised to carve his own niche in the indie-folk landscape. So sit back, pour yourself a glass of bourbon, and let M. Dunton take you on a journey through the heartland of America.

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