album review::David Ford: Songs For The Road

I can hardly say enough about David Ford’s Songs For The Road. A couple years ago, I got caught up in Ford’s debut I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I’ve Caused, but Songs For The Road shows an even more complete and focused Ford putting it all together to create one of the best singer/songwriter records of the year. Clocking in at under 40 minutes, Songs For The Road is a very poignant piece that never lets off and will surely leave some remnants of Ford’s emotional scars imprinted in your own mind. David Ford faces himself head on, confessing that sometimes we get so caught up in our own myopia to the extent that we carry out roles, which retrospectively leave us embarrassed, full of regret, and more so wondering who we were at that time. Throughout Songs For The Road, there is a strong folk element that gives way to huge choruses held up high by Ford’s rich voice, sing along lyrics, and emotional intensity. Lyrical content is really one of Ford’s specialities as he recalls one episode after another of confusion, emptiness, searching, and lesson’s learned and not learned – all never more evident than on the burner “I’m Alright Now.” There is so much more on Songs For The Road waiting to be revealed, but I will leave that for you to discover.

“I’m Alright Now”


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