heavy-duty blues

The Light Pink Album (Core)
Stephen Allen Davis

By Kory Wilcoxson

The liner notes give the impression that The Light Pink Album is a catharsis of sorts for Stephen Allen Davis. If that is the case, Davis certainly had a lot of angst to purge.

The album is full of slow-burn blues that are sorrowful enough to drive you to tears. Davis is primarily a storyteller, and these songs chronicle some heavy times for him.

'The mood is so dark that at times it is hard to enjoy the album (in the entertainment sense). Listening to tunes like "Take Time to Know' Her" and '"47 Martin" require bringing yourselfdown to Davis' emotional level to truly feel the impact of the song. lf you are willing to take that challenging journey,The Light Pink Album may be worth your while.