Crow Amongst The Sparrows is a woody album that takes you on a journey of a lifetime that is mapped out by Ryan Wayne. Each track is a gem that creates the crown that is the album. The tracks simmer and bubble over as Ryan’s saccharine-laced voice does its magic. Each song is embellished with different amounts of guitar and drums that help the tracks soar. Ryan is a musical apothecary who heals your soul while also resurfacing old wounds with his tracks.
Forty Paces To The Bottom a gem by Ryan Wayne
This is the perfect track to set the stage for the rest of the songs to follow. Ryan builds a strong narrative with each track. In Forty Paces To The Bottom, he speaks of a love that is now in the past. Immediately after this track is Maybe I’m To Blame. Clearly, the songs are meticulously arranged to give us a story. What’s more clear is the fact that these stories are coming from a real place.
Oh My Maria
Right as you are recovering from Wherever You Land, you are hit with Oh My Maria. This endearing song has a different sound texture as compared to the rest of the songs. There is a warmth in this track that is unexplainable. He sings to a sleepless someone. Right as you think that the song is addressed to the general public, it becomes more and more evident that he addressing someone that’s far gone. “Oh my Maria I’m sorry but you can’t stay.” Is he addressing his own heart or Maria herself? He keeps us guessing with this question.
I Will Always Be Here For You
The songs become warmer and warmer as we move from one song to the other. We understand that Ryan is on a journey of saying goodbye to someone. By the time we reach Overheard in an All Night Dinner, we are at the station bidding farewell to our thoughts and pain of having loved the wrong person. I Will Always Be Here For You is the one song that leaves you aching. It is a slow-paced song that fills your senses with a plethora of images. The track is an intimate one with the way Ryan makes you feel you are the last one in a bar as he sings the closing song. You feel the spotlight on him as he squeezes out the last ounce of pain in this soulful rendition.
50 First Dates is an unexpectedly beautiful film that has you rooting for Adam Sandler. Crow Amongst The Sparrows would fit in so well in this film. Specifically, because it is a never-ending loop of hellos and goodbyes to the person you love. I urge you to listen to this gold mine of an album. You can follow the links attached above to learn more about Ryan Wayne, his upcoming music and his performances.