Album Review: Joey Ryan - Morning Will Come Soon

'Morning Will Come Soon' is the new album from Joey Ryan. It's an album of mature contemporary songs that has it's fair share of fine moments. 

Recorded by Gavin Ralston, 'Morning Will Come Soon' will be released on September 14th and supported by a full Irish tour this Autumn. Joey Ryan is well known and respected on the singer-songwriter intimate venue circuit and this album showcases his ability to writer smart, clever, acoustic rock songs.

The songs to impress me most are the Americana sounding tracks with fantastic backing vocals from Clodagh Kearney. 'Sleep Tonight' has a Swell Season style sound to it while the delicate 'Under The Moon' is enhanced greatly by the introduction of Clodagh's vocals towards the end of the track. The love song 'Be Near' is my favourite track on the album for it's delicate and understated charm. 

The album has an edge to it too on tracks like the Bluesy free single 'Nothing To Show', the Mick Flannery sounding 'This Time I'm Leaving Town' and the catchy rock song 'Where Are You'.

What the album lacks in real originality it adequately makes up for in well written songs, outstanding musicianship and fantastic vocals. 'Morning Will Come Soon' is a decent hard working album that'll appeal to fans of bands like The Saw Doctors or artists such as John Spillane. 

Joey Ryan - 'Morning Will Come Soon' [9 out of 12]

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