10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This album is Mastered for iTunes. With his seventh studio album, San Francisco singer/songwriter Sean Hayes touches on balancing financial struggles with the emotional elations of newfound fatherhood—it was written and recorded the same year he became a dad. The opening title track pulses with organic beats and rootsy instruments, over which Hayes soulfully croons about trying to focus on love in economically strapped times. He flip-flops in the following Bill Withers–inspired “Miss Her When I’m Gone” with refreshingly honest lyrics declaring that he’ll get through his loneliness on the road by focusing on making a living for his family. It’s the kind of salt-of-the-earth soul that would sit well on a mix alongside early Donny Hathaway recordings. “Bam Bam” deviates from familial topics to deliver a sultry and smoldering jam steeped in vintage Memphis grooves and a modern R&B cool. An unsettling and eerie vibe akin to Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man” haunts “Lucky Man,” a bluesy dirge that sounds like it was tracked in the West Saugerties, N.Y., basement of Big Pink.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This album is Mastered for iTunes. With his seventh studio album, San Francisco singer/songwriter Sean Hayes touches on balancing financial struggles with the emotional elations of newfound fatherhood—it was written and recorded the same year he became a dad. The opening title track pulses with organic beats and rootsy instruments, over which Hayes soulfully croons about trying to focus on love in economically strapped times. He flip-flops in the following Bill Withers–inspired “Miss Her When I’m Gone” with refreshingly honest lyrics declaring that he’ll get through his loneliness on the road by focusing on making a living for his family. It’s the kind of salt-of-the-earth soul that would sit well on a mix alongside early Donny Hathaway recordings. “Bam Bam” deviates from familial topics to deliver a sultry and smoldering jam steeped in vintage Memphis grooves and a modern R&B cool. An unsettling and eerie vibe akin to Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man” haunts “Lucky Man,” a bluesy dirge that sounds like it was tracked in the West Saugerties, N.Y., basement of Big Pink.

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3:57
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