Louis Brennan, ‘Airport Hotel’ | Track Review
London-based Dublin singer-singer Louis Brennan impresses on ballad “Airport Hotel,” a single from his debut album, Dead Capital (February 23, 2018).
Do you enjoy great singer-songwriters? Then, you need to add newcomer Louis Brennan to your playlists immediately. The London-based, Dublin singer-songwriter is chocked-full of potential, exhibited to perfection on ballad, “Airport Hotel.” “Airport Hotel” appears on Brennan’s debut album, Dead Capital (February 23, 2018).
“Airport Hotel” opens restrained with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Despite the restrained backdrop, Louis Brennan is at the forefront of the production. His deep, resonant baritone possesses a mean bite that captivates from the first note. For the most part, the production remains simplistic throughout the course of the first verse. Piano enters into the picture during the chorus, signaling a gain in intensity. The second verse welcomes lovely, lush strings, as well as drums. The sound grows more dynamic, while Brennan ascends out of his lower register. It’s dramatic and an impressive progression.
Build up to break down. That’s what happens after a fever pitch is reached. Following the climax of “Airport Hotel,” Brennan brings thing back down. By down, that means he rediscovers the bottom of his register, while the production also winds down.
Beautiful. Thoughtful. Pure. Refreshing. There are a number of positive adjectives that characterize “Airport Hotel.” It’s well-written, well-produced, and superbly performed. What’s most notable is the pacing, as Brennan pulls back initially, then “lets it rip,” before showcasing restraint once more. Again, if Brennan wasn’t on your radar, add him immediately. Bright future.
Louis Brennan • Dead Capital • Louis Brennan • Release: 2.23.18
Photo Credit: Louis Brennan