Review: Graeme James – The Long Way Home

Graeme James

Originally published: https://www.ambientlightblog.com/graeme-james-the-long-way-home/#more-34180 

Over the last few days of darkness I’ve been listening to expat Kiwi singer-songwriter Graeme James’ uplifting new album, seeking some kind of reassurance in humanity. If music is a healer, then I may have found some remedies here. These songs have a degree of spiritual elevation about them. Given recent events, I have little tolerance for cynical or abrasive, angry music. These songs are about community and celebration. Tracks like Here and Now (revived from an earlier release), wrap you up like the arms of good friends, joyfully dancing together in the middle of a pub room floor.

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