In this three-track indie pop-rock EP, Live at the Outlier Inn, solo artist and singer/songwriter Shane Rennison masterfully captures his musical persona. Recorded live at the famous Outlier Inn, each track blends soulful vocals with charismatic lyrics and electrifying instrumentals. Let’s dive into the electrifying experience:
Strumming guitars in the opening track, “Closer- Live at the Outlier Inn,” kickstart the EP with a raw, melodic allure. Rennison creates an instant connection with a husky, friendly tone that carries a subtle romanticism. He sings, “Can I get closer to you?” The song becomes catchy, with the drums pounding his words down while the guitars drive his motives forward.
The next track, “Ghost- Live at the Outlier Inn,” introduces the singer’s delicate vulnerability. The piano melodies and gliding guitar tunes set the stage. Rennison’s softer, luscious vocals delicately unfold a tale of being seen yet not understood. The chorus resonates with a haunting beauty, portraying the artist as a spectral figure, forever a ghost in his unrequited feelings. The emotional depth and musical finesse make “Ghost” an enchanting experience.
Launched with lush guitar tunes and pounding drums, the last track “Drunk” leaves a hypnotic infectious energy lingering behind, with the catchy refrain, “Yeah, I’m drunk, and I’m feeling myself.” Rennison’s sensational vocals are fogged yet authentic in the influence of alcohol.
Live at the Outlier Inn, by Shane Rennison exudes a live, unfiltered charm. That makes us await his debut album, which will drop in 2024. So mark your calendars and stay tuned.
Review By: Naomi Joan