Monday, May 08, 2017

Stream It From The Mountain: Christopher Paul Stelling - Itinerant Arias

On his stunning fourth album, Itinerant Arias - out now on Anti Records - the NY-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling is backed by a full band for the first time.  Not quite as shocking as when Dylan went electric, Stelling beefs up his previously stripped-down brand of foot-stomping and fingerpicked folk with fuller arrangements loaded with layers of Gospel-tinged background vocals, gorgeous strings and drums; though the focus remains on CPS’s timeless, soulful wail and stellar songwriting.   

The shuffling drum beat and swirling strings of the politically-charged single, "The Cost Of Doing Business" and the Gospel-soaked and hopeful "Destitute" are stand outs.
Stream Itinerant Arias here:


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