Bluesy songwriter and guitarist Shane Henry will release his new album Light in the Dark in late April as a culmination of his fifteen years of experience in the industry. Save Me is one of the lead singles from this work, and combines his love for blues with an accessible pop sound. His music takes cues from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Redding and Eric Clapton with one of his earliest musical memories being his father taking him to see Tom Petty and B.B. King. With these sort of influences on his sound, anyone would have high expectations of his work.
The song immediately starts off with a blues-rock vibe, featuring some rough electric guitar hooks and a classic blues bass line. Henry’s vocals were understated which suited the track perfectly, letting the music speak more than the lyrics. The track itself was well structured so in the last chorus the drumming changed to a more driving beat with the tension it created resolved via cymbals in the last few bars. This, along with the old school radio effect on the vocals gave the song a classic blues vibe.
For the genre of the song, this song was absolutely stunning. The guitar hooks were tenacious, the melody catchy, and the composition well thought out. I can’t wait to hear the upcoming album. I give the track 10/10.
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