The Disparrows review…May 17, 2017….

THE DISPARROWS

WASTING TIME

WORLD KEEPS BURNING–BELIEVE IN ME–HIGH ON YOU–CHANGE–SET ME FREE–DYING FOR YOU–MAY BE CRAZY–SORRY–RADIO–WE ARE THE YOUNG

For their third album, blues-rockers The Disparrows continue to forge a hard-hitting sound that deals with a troubled country  and the trials and tribulations of its citizenry.  With “Wasting Time,” the band also created an album of original music that is sure to be interpreted in various ways, perhaps even from listener to listener.

With leader Daniel Weber on vocals and Vox, there are ten cuts that cover a lot of ground, letting each person form an opinion.  Check out the piano-heavy (courtesy of Grant Loosvelt) ode to a lover, as Daniel begs her to “Believe In Me, and I’ll believe in anything for you.”  He carries that theme onward with a more contemporary look at love with “I wish every day was just you and me,” entitled “High On You.”  They close the set with a strong anthem that offers up hope for the future, as “We Are The Young, we are the living.”

There are a couple of stone protest songs that served as our favorites.  Leading off is the Armageddon-a-coming story of a world that, as it “keeps on turning,” sadly also “Keeps Burning.”  And, “Set Me Free” features Grant’s acoustic piano opening as Daniel ponders the fact that   “we’ve fallen so far that we can’t look back,” due to “so much dyin’ and political lyin.”  It’s a clarion call-to-arms to a nation where “the end is somewhere near,” climaxing over a gospel-flavored backing chorus.

The Disparrows set out to make an album that would let fans just kick back, and “listen, feel, love.”  “Wasting Time” definitely fills that bill!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society.

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