Suzannah by Charlie Higgins & Sunset Station: Review
American-born songwriter Charlie Higgins is based in Sayulita, Mexico; his music fuses rock ‘n’ roll, blue-eyed soul, old-time country, and the blues. The band Sunset Station features him as the frontman, along with Xavier Olazabal on drums, Manu Areola on bass, and regular collaborator David Yuter on the keys. The band has composed a truly sentimental and heartwarming track entitled ‘Suzannah’. It’s a slow vibing, mellow track that features beautiful keyboard arrangements, faded guitars, and also some surprising trombone portions!
Charlie’s voice is just so darn smooth. He tells a tale in the song ‘Suzannah’ that you just can’t avoid hearing. His voice will calm your soul, and uplift you to cloud 9. Some interesting aspects of the song which I consider are the trombone solo and the organ pieces. The bass guitar also has some catchy bits, and overall the rhythm section is very natural and easy to listen to. The production quality on the track is phenomenal. This is because I can properly hear every instrument, and the vocal mixing was done excellently. As the track approached its cadence, a unique chord change takes place which was a perfect fit for an ending.
‘Suzannah’ is a song that has a heartwarming but tragic concept behind it. The story involves a connection between a couple, which was fated for an unhappy conclusion. Thus, the warm and slow tempo composition of the track is a nice way to portray those feelings. I really enjoyed listening to ‘Suzannah’, and I’m sure you will too.
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Photo credits: Carlos Winik
Review by: Damien Reid