Ian Paulin’s music makes me feel young. In fact, when I was young it made me feel alive. I think this arose from his uncanny ability to have his finger on the pulse of many of life’s conundrums, problems and curious observations to which many of us, around the movement of each day, may not have given much thought. Not only did he notice them, but he conveyed them in what seemed to be a personal message.
As a storyteller his ability his hard to rival. Great humour and poignancy punctuates much of his music. With great sensitivity he also confronts stories of pain and suffering while simultaneously offering hope and redemption. It is a journey that inevitably leads to exhilaration.
In his latest album, ‘Burn’, Paulin’s evolution as a singer and songwriter takes another impressive leap forward and his expression of contemporary stories is sublime. It is an album beautifully engineered with rich arrangements, neither of which detract from the essence of his narrative.
‘Burn’ is an album of hope and celebration and I recommend it most highly.