Release Date: 08.18.08
Record label: S.A.M. Troubadour
More than just another singer-songwriter
by: Tim Wardyn
Attention fans of David Gray and Damien Rice: I have your new favorite singer-songwriter. Dominic Finley takes the melodic knack of Gray and the heart-on-sleeve lyrics of Rice, takes away the drums and adds a light Elton John-esque piano to create the gorgeous EP <i>Avalon</i>.
The 4-song EP opens with the acoustically haunting "Mercy" followed by "Only Love Remains." A piano-driven ballad (beautifully played by Chris Stewart) Finley creates a contemplatively powerful chorus to round out the highlight of the EP: "All I heard were promises, promises/ It’s all they gave me/ Promises, promises/ When are you going to save me?" The biting "Sorry Isn’t Good Enough" and the atmospheric title track round out this beautiful EP.
<i>Avalon</i> may come across as another singer-songwriter trying to breakout from a sea of talented artists, but as Dominic Finley said himself, "Obviously there is amazing talent out there and I’m a small fish, but I’m good enough to have a part in the pond."