Derek Lee Goodreid’s latest release, “Lost and Alone Again,” is a mesmerizing track that captures the essence of melancholy and nostalgia. The soft acoustic guitar strumming throughout the song creates a mellow and intimate atmosphere, drawing listeners in with its gentle rhythm.
The instrumentals are kept to a minimum, but we wouldn’t have it any other way, as Goodreid’s deep, low, and intoned voice is enough to make up for it. In fact, an a cappella would be even more otherworldly with a voice like Goodreid’s.
When Goodreid draws out his range, it penetrates the soundscape fast but tenderly while trembling in the wind. That being said, the slow tempo also deserves a quick mention. It allows the music to hang in the air as Derek spins out his vocal mastery. It’s the sort of country music that ages like fine wine, and listeners of any genre can admire its finesse.
The song’s production is top-notch, with each instrument perfectly balanced and mixed to create a cohesive and immersive listening experience. The way the different elements blend together is a testament to Goodreid’s mastery of his craft.
Despite its somber tone, “Lost and Alone Again” is a soothing and uplifting track that showcases Goodreid’s unique style and ability to create music that speaks to the soul. This is a song that you’ll want to listen to on repeat and need to listen to at least more than once to fully grasp the lyrical mastery and delve into the philosophy provided by the omnificent voice of Derek Lee Goodreid. Lost and Alone Again is the best of folk music with introspective lyrics, and we implore you to listen to it.
Review By: Naomi Joan