Sometimes it seems that my sole job is to extoll the virtues of Chris Stamey. I find him to be a masterful singer, songwriter, producer and musician. On his solo outings he can combine all of these elements into a swirling masterpiece of pop. And that’s exactly what he has done on the first song to be leaked from his forthcoming Feb. 5 Yep Roc record Lovesick Blues.
Musically “Astronomy” is all over the map – perhaps almost astral in it’s scope (that would make sense wouldn’t it?). It bodes well for a record that Stamey says comes “the closest I’ve ever gotten to the sound I hear in my head in the middle of the night,”.