Blake Dagley releases "Ain't Going Down Like This"
Today, we're reviewing an incredible track by Blake Dagley, from his incredible debut EP, "The Nashville Sessions"
This action packed, 3 minute track opens with the soft cresendo of fast paced acoustic fingerpicking and an introduction to Blake's gentle, yet powerful vocals, before eventually as the track progresses, upbeat, jumpy percussion enters the soundscape alongside country-rock inspired electric guitar. The listener is sure to be immediately drawn in and intrigued thanks to the light hearted, funky nature created by the creative soundscape.
At every moment, the song bursts with originality, it's like a mix of country-rock/pop with a unique, modern twist, unlike anything you've heard before. It'll be stuck in your head all day, that's for sure! It's a lively foot stomper, that brings you on a listening experience, and immerses you. It truly engages the listener, it doesn't just play along in the background.
The lyrics really place you firmly in the seat of a 1970's convertible heading towards the southern border of the US, the aweinspiring vibes are immaculate.
Onto the production, the balance is arguably simple, or, not overly complex, but this works wonders as it makes such a complex track with a very varied soundscape, easy to listen to and brings it a repeatable sound, it's not too harsh to the point where the electric fuzz overwhelms you, and not too simple that it's boring and the listener loses interest, it has first-class level of production, which is very impressive to say that this EP is the first of what I'm sure will be many from emerging talent Blake Dagley.