As promised, a review of Andy McKee’s Joyland. In it, Andy has branched out from his normal solo guitar to include other instrumentation like the strings in the titular song. Always calming, ever relaxing, this album stays true to the feel of previous releases like Art of Motion and Games of Gnomeria. There are three stand out songs I’d like to mention, the first “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, I already mentioned in a previous post. The second, “For Now”, is such an awesome way to end the album. There isn’t singing in any of Andy’s songs, but the melody really just sings. The final mention, Hunter’s Moon, is one of those songs, much like the song Drifting, that needs to be seen, as well as heard. And thus we end this blog post with the YouTube video of “Hunter’s Moon”.
Andy McKee’s new CD Joyland came out a week or two ago. More on this album later, I just wanted to post this awesome cover.