It is not every day that you come across a fingerstyle guitarist with as much mastery over the fretboard as S J Denney. The artist’s new single titled “Shadows in the Night” is a gorgeous rendition of his iconic western sound which boasts of pop-influenced mariachi music.
S J Denney’s new single “Shadows in the Night” is a hauntingly beautiful song that showcases the artist’s exceptional songwriting abilities and soulful voice. The track features lush guitar instrumentation, and is a melancholic journey through the dark corners of the mind, exploring themes of loss, loneliness and the search for a long-lost lover.
S J Denney makes a statement with his guitar skills
Opening with a delicate guitar arpeggio and gentle percussions, the song quickly sets the mood with its groovy and enticing atmosphere. Furthermore, the vocals by S J Denney are nothing short of mesmerizing, conveying the emotions of the lyrics with great intensity and depth. As the track progresses, haunting harmonies and backing vocals are added along with killer guitar licks, creating a sense of space and mystery. The song ends with a melodica solo that is reminiscent of Mexican classical sounds.
The Uk-based singer-songwriter’s experimental mindset is portrayed with flair in his artistic vision. “Shadows in the Night” would indeed be a perfect fit for mystery movies like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and TV series like Peaky Blinders. In conclusion, S J Denney is definitely the next best indie act to look out for in the Essex underground music scene.