Being a cutting edge band while keeping the music connected to the past is a skill few can accomplish. Up and coming band Dawes has returned with another album that does just that. You could swear they decided to combine the sounds of fellow California acts Jackson Browne and Crosby, Stills, and Nash to create their new release Stories Don’t End.
Lead singer Taylor Goldsmith shows his songwriting chops on “From A Window Seat”, a catchy, upbeat track about his fear of flying. He gets a little more serious on “Someone Will” as he details the nerve wracking situation of expressing his feelings of love for someone who may not be interested. “From The Right Angle”, another highlight, is all about they way we perceive life.
Stories Don’t End fits Dawes so incredibly well. Goldsmith very well may be this generation’s Dylan or Springsteen with his impeccable ability to put difficult emotions perfectly into song. Expect Dawes to continue telling stories for a long time to come.