STEPHEN BABCOCK | DEVIL (Single)

 
Screen Shot 2019-09-09 at 2.53.44 PM.png

Family Average: 4/7

Lookie lookie, our old friend Stephen is back and has come to PLAY! Friend of the blog / family / creatures great and small, Mr. Stephen Babcock has got a new release for your consideration. Ever a storyteller, Babcock’s latest has got us weighing morals alongside some foot stomping tunes.

Did it strike a chord with the family? Look below and see what they had to say.

 
NAMES_0000_Meghan_maldjian.png

This song sounds like a journey. A confident sound, classy vocals and instrumentals to match. Reminds me of the southwest, even though I’ve never been there, so I guess the essence of that place.

5/7

 
NAMES_0008_MegCallow.png

Our old friend Stephen! Never one to shy from a good narrative, Babcock tells a story of good and evil (kinda) with his usual jam-y, country, folky tunes. This track had a moodier stomp than his usual repertoire, and I highly approve. It stays true to his plucky self, but offers more of an edge and bite than his usual honeyed tunes. 

4/7 

 
NAMES_0003_Sean.png

Oh Stevie you warm my heart with your melancholic folky jams. On this track we are transported to an eerie set piece. A lonely road in the desert where old folk tales run rampant. Out there exists Nothing for miles. Except for Harry D. Stanton walking with a gallon of water (Paris Texas reference). Typical for this setting the music is bluesy, blue still with that same Stephen Babcock soft charm. It was a welcome change to see this artist commit heavily into a genre that he has flirted with in the past. The blues suits him.

3/7  

 
Sean Maldjian