One of the great things about my job is finding gems buried within social media. I love the process even more when those gems find me. Such was the case with Abraham Weaver, a talented artist from Austin, TX.
The thing I love most about this album is that I can hear Abraham. His soulful, Jim Croce style to his voice, evidence of the four years he spent in Pennsylvania. Each note comes through soft and genuine... not buried in unnecessary instruments.
YOURS is a date night album from start to finish. Ain't It Amazin' kicks off the ten tracks, pulling you onto the dance floor and keeps you there right into that moment where you move in closer to one another for A Smile Like Yours. The south and west Texas influences come out with the Spanish-inspired lyrics of Angelina.
In You carries a subliminal message of the importance of a Higher Power in our life and the peace that can come from letting go. The guitar lead in for Somehow opens the door into a glimpse into his talent. I've heard artists play the guitar and I've heard others beat the strings to death. Abraham treats his with love and a passion that comes from within, a technique perfect for this song.
Why Did You Have To Go is the question we all have asked at one time or another, and while the answer never comes, this piece soothes the pain of the loss. In Long Night in Santa Fe and Depending On You Abraham brings the angst through. I just want to tell him 'everything's going to be alright.' That kind of a emotion you experience from songs with real depth. Nothing Happens Overnight is the visceral response that comes with the dawning of a new day, a . new perspective.
The album closes out with the title track. Yours brings everything back into perspective, bringing the album full circle both from a romantic and religious point of view.
YOURS is the result of several talented people. While Abraham did not have a direct hand in writing the lyrics for the entire album, his touch is felt in every caress of the guitar strings. Abraham Weaver knew what he was doing when he teamed up with producer/ composer Rick Orozco. The magic these two have created on this album is just short of genius.
Another thing that makes YOURS unique is in the marketing. The CD not only has ten beautifully mastered tracks but also a Digital Booklet with photos and lyrics - something I've not seen in any other CD.
Not once did I detect an off note or a word that didn't seem to fit. YOURS is a soulful, romantic 'couples' album. Cozy up to the fire, pour a glass of wine and pull your sweetheart close.
I'm giving YOURS:
iTunes and Amazon
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