Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman
The Weatherman is Gregory Alan Isakov's third album out of his five. (That is if you count his recorded album with the Colorado Symphony which I of course do). Similar to his other albums, The Weatherman has heavy acoustic guitar, accompanied by the banjo, with a sprinkle of violin. Although Gregory does a phenomenal job reeling his listeners in with his smooth voice, this album captivates me with his lyrics.
With tracks like “Amsterdam” that has a climactic ending filled with the soft screams of Gregory's voice telling a story of his travels with a woman who takes everything from him, to “Second Chances” reminding us that we are all alone without forgiveness, he takes us through the travels of his life making it incredibly personal, while also giving you a nostalgic feel of being there yourself.
“The Weatherman” seems to be more a book of poetry than songs. While a lot of the tracks have a similar sound, with the exception of St. Valentine, a new listener would have a hard time deciphering the next song from the previous, but don't think that this is a bad thing. Listening to the album in chronological order has given me what Isakov wanted. Desire. Call it the workout playlist of love, travel and experience. This album will make you go after what you truly want in your life, without even realizing it.
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