A Song With A Message From Michael Blakey
The latest from Michael Blakey brings us some southern sunshine and a beautifully summer vibe along with a great message for all.
"Smile While You're Livin'" is a folk rock song with an Americana twist and some gorgeous instrumentation to boot.
The track is packed with floating guitars that create an atmospheric tone behind the banjo and rolling snares that all give off a warm sound.
Vocals are crisp and feel good over the sound of the organs filling the space and the song isn't without a killer guitar solo that just tastefully flows with the already lush ether.
This is a song about life and it's ups and downs and how your perspective means everything so you might as well smile.
There is a slight theatrical feel that sticks throughout the song's course and the whole thing is performed with heart that you can feel with every note.
Blakey showcases a live band feel with such vibrancy and brightness it's addicting.
It's excellent to hear a song with such a positive and real message behind it as well as you don't get to hear that too often anymore.
This song was wonderfully woven and passionately put together and it's enough to make you want to go digging a little deeper.
Upon such a deeper digging, you'll find some outstanding tracks from the artist that range in style a little bit but all stick to a staple feel Blakey gives off in his songwriting.
We suggest starting with "Smile While You're Livin'" and going back through his library from there as you're bound to find something you'll get attached to quickly.
Let's hope Michael Blakey keeps it up.