The long-waited new Andrew Bryant album Ain’t It Like The Cosmos came out on Last Chance Records on the 9th of March. Andrew Bryant is a huge personal favourite and his previous album This is the Life and this new album are both extremely important and dear to me. I’ve never met the man, but in some weird way I feel a deep-rooted connection with this songwriter from Mississippi. His song are just a direct hit to my heart and the most skilled surgeon couldn’t go as deep within me as these songs go. It’s a cliche-ish type of thing where I can just reflect to the songs on such an intense emotional level. It feels like I’ve felt that song or that line or that I would like to live my life like that line or that song. That I hope I could turn my passion, self-doubt and insecurity into something as beautiful, convincing and powerful. I guess that’s kind of what I’ve tried to achieve during this decade and half of onechord.net. Often failing miserably, but thankfully I have the songs of Andrew Bryant to give me courage to carry on. They hold me in line and make me proud of what I achieved. It might not be a whole lot, but that’s quite alright. Even if it doesn’t make a large impact to the world, in my world it is meaningful and worthwhile.
Ain’t It Like the Cosmos is a brilliant album. The beautiful rock and americana songs are delivered with loud riffs and compelling vocals. The songwriting is honest and heartfelt and filled with sincere reflections on humanity. I’m especially fond of the last three songs, but pretty much every song has left a mark on me and I will carry them with me whereever I roam. Here’s a couple of great examples, but please do follow the bandcamp link to hear/buy the whole beautiful thing.