Morning Stars and Angels Sing
2021 Self Released
Morning Stars and Angels Sing is the latest full length release from Sean Solo. The album follows the wonderful Depth Perception from 2018 and continues Solo’s trend of catchy melodies and luscious vocals. Sean Solo is the musical alter ego of the multi-talented Sean Williams, hailing from Macon, Georgia.
The album opens with the sentimental “Memories,” a lovely statement that while memories may fade for some, they last a lifetime for some. A beautiful steel guitar weaves in and out of Solo’s vocals as the listener drifts into the dream of their own memories.
The catchy “Honey (Trusting and Lusting)” includes all of the elements of a classic Sean Solo song: a great hook, strong vocals and some audio surprises that you wouldn’t normally find in a Pop song. A perfect single, you’ll be snapping your fingers or clapping along right from the beginning.
Hopping into a musical time machine, “The Grace You Gleam” will have you swaying from side to side while singing along with Solo. With what is possibly a well-crafted apology, the track serves another helping of outstanding vocals blended with backing track that places us at a diner in the late 1950’s enjoying a shake and a burger.
Some artists will tell you how the inspiration for a song came about, but with “The Melody for Your Song” Williams turns the story into the song itself. In a dream, he was visited by his late grandmother who gifted him this melody and story. What we hear is, quite frankly, one of the most touching songs on the album. It’s not hard for the listener to close their eyes and imagine similar visits with loved ones who are gone, but so much more than a memory.
Other highlights on Morning Stars and Angels Sing include the rocker ”Carry it Alone,” the story of new love, “Find My Love” and the tale of reminiscing, “When You Were Mine.”
A strong mix of Indie Pop, Americana, Folk and Alt-Country, Morning Stars and Angels Sing is by far the strongest effort from Sean Solo to date.
For several years when I would spin a Sean Solo track on Pop Garden Radio I would jokingly refer to him as "Sean Solo (no relation)," but believe me, the music that you'll enjoy on this new release is no joke. Sean Williams is an extremely talented Musician/Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Arranger that continues to release stellar work.
Morning Stars and Angels Sing will be available May 28, 2021 at https://seansolo.bandcamp.com/album/morning-stars-and-angels-sing
Adam A Waltemire
May 10, 2021
Pop Garden Radio