Narrative mastery and an easy sound make for a beautifully entertaining folky ballad that is as unique as Andy Shauf is enigmatically charming.
A track mixed with beautifully melancholic sounds is only made a thousand times more enthralling by the always absorbing sounds of Andy Shauf’s narrative tale-spinning and vocal ease. “Jaywalker” is boiling over with charm is also just as immensely serious and it doesn’t let go until the very last chord that plays out like the best cliffhanger in the best book. It’s a big town for our protagonist and it’s a hard life, but it sure did lead to a masterwork of the narrative art.
Andy Shauf creates a world of beauty through indescribably enthralling lyrics and a chilled-sounding bop of folky joy.
Quirky is a word that gets thrown around a lot nowadays – often used to describe people, situations, films, or even fashion. But I would make the argument that there is no one as quirky, as immensely interesting as Andy Shauf —a new age Paul Simon.They create narrative tales filled with folky rhythms, unique momentary situations, and lyrical journeys that are, in the purest way, like a warm tea just before bed.
“Spanish On The Beach” is a joyfully quirky and enthrallingly romantic track that, as always with Andy Shauf, leaves me wanting more.