New Music Review – To Be Me – Cody Pennington

zdfssafsaArtist: Cody Pennington
Song: To Be Me
Genre: Singer-songwriter, folk
Social Media: Facebook/Twitter/Soundcloud/Official Site

Today we have another singer-songwriter, I hope you’re all adoring being down in the dumps with me! Cody Pennington is a Nashville born, but UK based acoustic guitar player and lovely voiced singer that has recently released his new EP, To Be Me. However, we’re looking at the title song, to give you lot of taste of what to expect from this guy.

Straight away, you can draw some mighty bold comparisons between other singer-songwriters like Jack Johnson, for example. Cody has a wonderful voice and compliments his style of music without fault; his vocals are easy to listen to and his guitar playing is dreamy. Although the percussion isn’t really necessary on this track, it toddles along eventually and backs up an already sturdy song with some simple pop beats.

To Be Me itself sounds like a bittersweet event, in terms of the lyrics and sound: whilst the lyrics can be increasingly grim, the guitar is bright and lively, especially the guitar playing behind the acoustic. There’s some subtle layering with guitar that does add a little bit to the song, I’m not sure if it adds enough to be there, but it doesn’t offend in the slightest. Very much like Mr Pennington (that’s not me saying I’m not sure if he adds enough to be here, cause that would be extremely rude).

You can stream his entire album, just below, OR you can buy it, help support this fine upcoming musician and help pay for the strings on his guitar, here.

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