The new record is a skilful assortment of eight distinctive yet similarly styled folk-rock tracks. Most of the songs are built on a strikingly simple acoustic framework of guitar and piano that grounds the music and shifts focus to the lyrics, playing to Ho’s strength of storytelling. The vocals throughout the album are exquisitely textured, whether it’s a subtle layering of the lead or multifaceted harmonies with backing vocalists Liam McLaren and Sydney Batters. Ho punctuates many of the songs with a decent dose of rock elements like electric guitar and organ, but it feels like a more back to basics approach than City of Dust.(rocktographers)
Chris Ho – Places You’ve Been
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