Fans of Speak Low If You Speak Love have grown use to the soft acoustic sounds that Ryan Scott Graham produces when he’s not playing bass in State Champs. With the release of his first album, Everything but What You Need, Graham showed us a different side of himself than the one we see when he’s touring with State Champs.
I got the opportunity to listen to Speak Low’s newest album, Nearsighted, before its release on Friday. From the first song on the album, I was interested and intrigued. While this upcoming album is the same Speak Low that we’ve all grown to know and love, Graham explored bigger sounds and more in-depth instrumentation.
Graham shows us with this record how he’s matured as an individual artist since his first release in 2015. It’s obvious how much time and energy was invested in this album. The lyrics were all beautiful and relatable. My favorite track on the album is “Swell,” but every track offers something new that we haven’t seen from Speak Low before.
With this album, Graham proves he’s a musical powerhouse who can achieve any sound he chooses. Personally, I’m excited to see what he produces in the future.
Speak Low If You Speak Love is releasing Nearsighted on January 19, and trust me — you’re not going to want to miss this one.
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