“Sticks, Stones & Bones” is an album you can truly sit back and relax to. How many albums these days can you say you intentionally and actively listen to? To do anything other with Denvir’s LP would be a disservice to Denvir and, yourself. “Sticks, Stones & Bones” is a delectable auditory journey that you should be adding to your music collections.
Opening track ‘Reckless’ caught me entirely off guard. A touch of Sam Fender’s ‘Seventeen and Going Under’ about it, it’s a slow-building, punchy, upbeat opening that gently melts into slower, beautiful tracks such as “Ghost” and ‘Stay’.
And the album continuous in this vain, moving from upbeat and punchy to melodic and melancholic. Awash with hope and heartbreak you would be hard-pressed to single out a favourite among the thirteen-track release. Each track a story, a poem deserving of praise.
His latest release completes his ambitious and ingenious EP trilogy, an idea drawn from the Freudian theory of personality being a three-part composition. And the completed trilogy is an enchanting, emotive rollercoaster of raw emotion refined into beautifully poetic tracks like “Ghost” and the waltzing “Like Nobody Can See”.
The way Denvir leads you gently through a myriad of emotions and feelings with this thirteen-track release not only shows his range, poetic, and compositional brilliance but it beautifully reflects the concepts of the human personality. The rollercoaster of sensations and emotions that you trundle through day to day is wonderfully captured by Denvir.
Fans of Passenger, Sam Fender, Hozier, Kodaline and even Sam Cooke will find Denvir’s “Sticks, Stones and Bones” well-matched to their sensibilities. Every track is a stand-alone triumph, each one evocative and emotive in its own way. Denvir’s confidence and skill rival that of his more established peers and contemporaries.
He is a poet and storyteller, and with each release Denvir’s name has been elevated, reaching towards the recognition he so rightly deserves, and this latest offering most certainly cements his place amongst the contemporary acoustic artists of our time.