Monday, November 30, 2015

Album Review: 'Come Back, Come Back!' by Kelly Kemp

Title:  Come Back, Come Back! (BandCamp, Amazon, iTunes)
Artist:  Kelly Kemp (Official, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BandCamp, SoundCloud)

Kelly Kemp's latest album Come Back, Come Back! is soulful and stoic punk inspired indie folk.  Driven by Kemp's classically beautiful voice, dark and often misanthropic lyrics, and simple acoustic guitar, Come Back, Come Back! conveys a desperation that is palpable and poignant.  While certainly a dark record, Kemp deftly keeps things from going over the edge into utter depression resulting in a batch of songs that speak straight to those harder times and emotions without giving in to complete anguish and despair.  And that is why Come Back, Come Back! works.  That and the fact that Kemp's voice is absolutely enthralling.

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