roam like ghosts

New Music Critique: Roam Like Ghosts

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Virginia duo Mathew Daughtry & Bucky Fairfax take a low-key, stripped-down approach to rendering their songs. They exclude percussion, in fact, relying solely on a richly recorded acoustic guitar and Daughtry’s (apparently) double-tracked voice, which comes off like a harmonized duet. This reductive approach spotlights the lyrics’ message, making every single word crystal clear. Though we can’t cite a standout tune, “Smile” is perhaps the duo’s most affecting number, with its sunny, hopeful eloquence that conveys the singer’s sincere wish to make up with his girl and get back together. Solid all around, these Ghosts could bring a humanistic spirit to any coffeehouse. 

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