We were recently sent the new EP from Sam Hinds called Rolling Stone.
Sam is a singer-songwriter from the midlands, UK and has recently released this is his debut EP. Rolling Stone' is a four track record, rooted firmly in the folk and southern rock territory, with a nod to country and blues; Drawing influence from artists such as Chris Stapleton, John Mayer, Ariel Posen, The Bros. Landreth, Whiskey Myers and more.
The title track opens up the EP, Rolling Stone. The first thing that strikes me about the song is the tone and grittiness in Sam's vocal. This is definitely a very strong start to the EP, it keeps you gripped from the start. It's very current and would sit nicely in the charts as a single.
Never Be the Same is the second track on the EP. I am a massive fan of the rise and fall in the song, it builds the song and keeps you wanting to see where the song is going to go. The chorus a stripped back section really brings the song to life and really highlights the lyrics of the song.
Next we have Wildflowers, this is a laid back power ballad. This song also has great rise and fall, in this there is a big build up to the chorus and Sam's vocal again stands out in this song, his tone and his range really come the the thaw in this song.
The final song on the EP is Famous, this song would be a great song to hear live with a full band. Big build again to the chorus, one thing is for certain Sam really knows how to keep you gripped into a song and his storytelling is really captivating in this song.
So to sum up, this is a fantastic debut album for Sam, personally I can hear a lot of Jack Savoretti in the way that he constructs a song with big powerful choruses and cleverly worded verses that tell a picturesque story.
We definitely cant wait to hear more from Sam here at The Unsigned Reviewer.