Luther Cole: Solitude

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I would put up a little review with my humble opinion of Luther's newest album; Solitude.
I'll start off by saying that this album came at a perfect time for me as I was craving some new music and I really wanted something a little different, which is exactly what Luther brings to the table.

This album has two things that I always appreciate: lots of harmonica and great storytelling songs. I just really dig the harmonica and seeing as how I have absolutely no musical prowess I like to hear other people play it. It seems to compliment Luther's style of guitar playing really well. I also love storytelling songs. I just like to hear the tales that people can tell through song and Luther's style of writing is one of my favorites.

One of the things that Luther will tell the audience at his shows is that he writes songs about events, things, people or places in his life now or in the past. Typically pulling the meaning out of his songs isn't the easiest thing to do, and I don't think he really intends for people to. I believe he has the attitude that his songs can mean different things to different people, himself included, and you are supposed to deduce what you like from them. Kind of reminds me of the "Is Gregor really a bug or not" discussion we've had multiple times. I will always remember his answer as "if you think he's a bug then he's a bug, if you don't then he isn't".* On this album I see a lot of that style of writing, however there are some clear cut moments where Luther seems to be pointing to pretty specific events, people, places, things in his life. I appreciate the fact that he is writing songs of both facets.

All in all another masterpiece from Luther. If you didn't make it to his show then you can always get the album from his website and in my humble opinion, you should quit wasting time on this silly blog and do that now. C'mon do it. Do it. <---- Hootis will get that joke

Luther Cole's Official Website

*read The Metamorphisis by Kafka and you'll know what I mean

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