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Carl Anscombe - Life After Love (2019)

Folk music. Not something I usually review, and not something I go out and look for on Soundcloud or other platforms. Not disliking it, but it's not my main focus. Sometimes I just need a push in the right direction, and that's exactly what happened a few days ago. The artist in question who notified me of his album is this UK singer/songwriter Carl Anscombe. His debut album was released in January 2019 and is called 'Life After Love'.

This pop/rock album contains 9 records, written by Carl and you can hear him sing on each of them. And it's different to the kind of music you normally see here on TCD. But we are open minded, and gave Carl Anscombe's album a chance. But should you?

I have to come clean here: I have not heard of him before. Not seen or heard anything before, and even though I'm a Soundcloud junkie, it did not appear on my timeline. But sometimes you want to wake up and hear something completely different. That box got ticked this morning. It was a nice way of waking up on this Saturday morning. But what's the album about?

Well, the songs are about several different topics, including depression, love, or more likely, life after love (hence where the title comes from). Does that make the content of this album loaded? Well, it's not an all happy and uplifting album, but it's all about the message of each song. Does it deliver?

Before we talk about that, let me show you the tracklist:

01. Carl Anscombe - Life After Love

02. Carl Anscombe - I don't Mind

03. Carl Anscombe - Dream About

04. Carl Anscombe - Take A Walk With Me

05. Carl Anscombe - Paradise

06. Carl Anscombe - Ain't No Drake

07. Carl Anscombe - Depression

08. Carl Anscombe - Set Me Free

09. Carl Anscombe - Dear You

The album is only 29 minutes long, and if you like the records, you can get this album from all the known platforms, from Tidal to Spotify to whatever you get your music from.

It's not what I'm used to. I had to re-listen to get the message, and understand what Carl wanted to say. It's something that does hit hard, especially 'Despression'. Currently my mindset isn't the best, and even though I'm taking medication, the word is loaded to me. But my love life is absolutely perfect, so no worries for me.

You can hear a reoccurring theme throughout the album. Can you figure it out? I love his mellow voice, and the music is soothening as well. The song lyrics are loaded, but if that's what you are looking for, Carl has got your covered.

There is a bit on this album I do not get. 'Ain't No Drake'. Well, he said it himself. But his voice does not suit the rapping bits. His voice is more for the music that he uses for the other 8 tracks. But rap is not suitable, doesn't suit him. Maybe this song is to underline that exactly?

In general I liked the album. Still have to get used to the styles he's using. But in general it's a nice album.

Best record is 'Set Me Free'. Worst? Well, I think I already have that covered.

I think that you should give Carl's album a chance. Give it a go, and see what you think. I liked it, and it wasn't over the top, it wasn't too much, it blended it nicely with the atmosphere in our house now. But would I go and search for this? Not me personally, because these genres are not my favourite. But if you like those, you should check it out.

You know what to do, right?

Artist: Carl Anscombe

Genre/Style: Folk, Pop, Country, Rock, Dance, Metal

Album Info: Debut Album from Carl Anscombe

Length Album: 00:29:02

Tracks: 9 (nine)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE

File Size: unknown File Type: unknown

Bitspeed: unknown

Product Number: unknown More Information: Carl Anscombe - Facebook Fanpage

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