Scott Mulvahill: His Time Has Come

Mulvahill broadens his scope on Survive

Scott Mulvahill: His Time Has Come

Mulvahill broadens his scope on Survive

Of all the words and music that emanate from Nashville each year, Scott Mulvahill’s 2018 debut, Himalayas, was striking and singular. Despite the amount of music and imagery Mulvahill was able to convey with just his upright bass, his vocals, and his pen, astute listeners sensed the potential for him to expand his sonic palette. That intuition has proven accurate with SURVIVE, Scott’s second full-length album. The resonant ten-track side is infused with production and instrumentation, giving his contemplative songs about the human condition heightened emotion, ambiguity, atmosphere, and most of all, clarity. Down low, Mulvahill issues more bass colors than just his Kay upright, but it remains the unique counter-voice to his singer–songwriter persona. That the two are inextricably woven can be traced to Mulvahill’s upbringing. Drawn to the bass guitar at age 14 in his native Friendswood, Texas, he immersed himself in the instrument, adding the upright to his studies
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Chris Jisi   By: Chris Jisi

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