â€œGone Awayâ€ is a simple, impassioned track that is devious in regards to the amount of different things that are actually taking place during the track. Of course, the vocals shine through brightly, putting together hints of Jakob Dylan with Dave Matthews, but guitars play at the periphery, adding a proper ambiance to the track. Drums add a solid foundation for the track, and by the time a minute or so has passed, Flint have created a single-worthy track. â€œMartyrsâ€ has the vocals continue on the same path as they did during â€œGone Awayâ€, albeit with a tinge little more John Popper added.
The slower, deliberate approach taken by Flint here allows for the piano to shine in a way not heard outside of a Billy Joel. Where a number of tracks on â€œThe New Harmony Sessionsâ€ have a classic sound to them, Flint do a tremendous job linking this sound with a current and contemporary sound. This means that listeners of all age, of all fan bases will be able to find something that they can appreciate on â€œThe New Harmony Sessionsâ€. â€œIn These Daysâ€ begins in a much more instrumental vein, at times taking on some of the sound of the neo-folk movement before the vocals ultimately kick in. The vocals do a hell of a job here, acting more in an ancillary way to the instrumentation rather than subjugating the instrumentation to the vocalâ€™s (and vocalistâ€™s) desires.
What results is one of â€œThe New Harmony Sessionsâ€â€™s most touching tracks. It is this track that I can see the true beauty of Flint; Michael W. Smith, Stephen Curtis Chapman, and other mainstays in the adult contemporary / Christian scene are able to be found in the beautiful vocals contained within. After listening to â€œThe New Harmony Sessionsâ€, I want to hear future releases by Flint, and I would give anything to see them in a live context. Hereâ€™s to hoping that the act can continue to make some more of this amazing music in the years to come, and that they can touch more people with their message with every passing day.
Top Tracks: Gone Away, In These Days
Flint â€“ The New Harmony Sessions / 2009 Self / http://www.myspace.com/flintzeigler