I’m a sucker for acoustic music that allows me to relate to the lyrics and messages of heartbreak or new beginnings, and Dan Griffin’s debut solo album, Leave Your Love, has hit all those marks. Griffin, also known from the up and coming band Arkells, has taken his experiences and life stories and put them into an album that reflects the 90′s love song era from the likes of Gin Blossoms or Dire Straits. While most acoustic/rock albums can usually be a disaster, surprisingly, this album left me wanting more. A perfect lyricist, he knows how to tell personal stories that all listeners can relate to. Along the likes of Tallest Man on Earth or A.A. Bondy, Griffin can join their ranks into crafting the perfect acoustic song.
There are no over -the-top production guitars or basses — just a man and his guitar and some other key instruments. While a simplistic album with many stand alone songs, the album does allow the songs to flow into each other, creating a harmonious album that people who prefer different genres can enjoy. It is definitely an album that will be listened to more and more as the winter months drag on, and perhaps even a hazy summer night –an album to reminisce to.
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