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Cian Lynch - EP Review: Away From Here

15 May 2015 // A review by Andrew Smit

A sweet little EP containing 4 uplifting folk songs, with lovely guitar picking, and interesting vocal arrangements, highlighted with subtle harmonies and steady walking rhythm. Irish singer songwriter Cian Lynch has a warm almost spoken vocal sound reminiscent to Nick Cave and/or Peter Garrett, delivering his songs with a mix of subdued authority and dry wit, he sounds a bit raw yet polished at the same.

Each track is easy to the ear and uplifting in tempo and style, there are beautiful piano and string arrangements all providing a tranquil folk foundation for Cian’s heartfelt and unique vocals to tell us his stories. The first 3 songs have a wonderful stable walking tempo that is very uplifting and moving, which reaches its crescendo in the warmly amusing Sunny Rollins and then there is the lovely ballad The Day The Doctor Died which has a tender theme of redemption and a promise of a brand new man, all very sincere and beautiful.

Away From Here is one of those EPs that is enjoyable on its first listen and grows on you on repeated spins, it’s not too bold or dramatic, but it is unique and absorbing, thoughtful and highly recommended. 

 

About Cian Lynch

Cian Lynch is an Irish singer/songwriter currently living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Inspired by the energy and drive for progress in the shaken city, Cian is currently working towards the release of his debut EP.

Stories are what attract people to all forms of art be it music, literature, or film. With that in mind Cian strives to write songs which will draw people in and engage their curiosity. With a style that counter balances uplifting music with more sensitive lyrics, his songs are sure to provide an alternative to some of today's mainstream media.


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Releases

Away From Here
Year: 2015
Type: EP

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