Steve Williams – Surrey Road (25)

Surrey Road is a new album from Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, Steve Williams. With its classic guitar rhythms and soulful vocals, this is flavorful funk rock at its finest. The stylish swagger and upbeat bluesy sound is sometimes reminiscent of that of legends like Dr John. This is most evident in the opening track, Addiction. Other jams like Shelter Me take on more of a smooth and ethereal sensibility while keeping with the groovy guitar backdrop. The title track Surrey Road has a loungy, refined and jazzy feel. Steve Williams demonstrates a lot of versatility as both a performer and songwriter. He displays an impressive level of sophistication with this thunderously release. This album is an instant contemporary classic, which actually sounds like it could be a classic from another era.

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