From the artist:
“Small town blues singer, looking for more exposure between releases. Total of 24 songs released on Spotify, looking to expand fanbase before next release and deployment (Army) ”
A gorgeous album artwork allows the listener to feel a sense of isolation with this piece, “Black Sea” by Grant Smith. Through minimalist instrumentation Grant Smith is able to convey a pulling recount of hardship. With a voice bursting with hurt that is straining during the end of melodic phrases. One of my personal favorite layers in the arrangement is the reverberated supporting whistle track. Romantic in nature this song strikes a chord of instinct and purpose within “Black Sea”. Looking forward what is to come of Grant Smith as he pursues his dreams of being a musician through the ranks. Stay safe and best of luck from Its Not Records.