London-based singer-songwriter Allman Brown doesn't work in unnecessarily broad strokes -- his songs are wrapped up in the moment to moment details of our lives. They're spacious but specific, attuned to the subtle ticks and shades of our emotions. He has a new EP called "Bury My Heart" due out on March 16, and it further cements his vision of meticulous nuance giving way to vast reservoirs of experience and influence.
On his latest single, "Moonlight," he combines slight electronic details with shimmering guitar rhythms and his own emotionally-shaken voice. The result is an affecting but approachable sound that relates how the small things in our lives can create huge ripples later on. Choices are made and consequences are accepted -- this is just the way things are.
But Brown isn't maudlin in this perspective; he welcomes the good and the bad, embracing each with the knowledge that they add up to the whole of who we are. And if we happen to hear some gorgeous guitar lines and a bit of sparse percussion along the way, then "Moonlight" has done its job. This is a song that doesn't waste a moment, instantly creating an environment that holds our attention and persuades us that sometimes those things in our lives which seem so ordinary can wind up being the things that come to define us as individuals.