Luke Underhill is an incredibly skilled guitarist, and his latest release, the acoustic work Atlas Unplugged should be the introduction that listeners have to this performer. The Working Man’s Daughter is equal parts pop and rock, with Underhill’s guitars imbuing upon the track the same complexity and density of a full band.
No More Like Me is a tender track that tells more of a story in the introductory guitar work than artists are able to do in a minute. When Luke’s vocals enter into the equation, the resulting effort is swoon-worthy. The raw passion and ability exerted by Underhill during this track is reminiscent of the Goo Goo Dolls and John Mayer. A balance is created here giving listeners the close and cozy sound of a coffee house performance while establishing something that is absolutely ready for video or podcast play.
Heart of Glass opens things up through the inclusion of piano into the mix, and the resulting track is one of our favorites. With the same virtuosity exhibited on the keys as a Tori Amos or a Rufus Wainwright, Underhill makes this into a must-listen track when reaching an impressive vocal register. To Love And Let Go is the final track on Atlas Unplugged and is the effort where Underhill lays everything on the line. Skilled piano, impassioned vocals, and a touching interplay between the two close the album as strongly as it began. For additional information about Underhill and his music, take a trip to his domain or social media profiles. We’ll be spinning this one through autumn.
Top Tracks: The Working Man’s Daughter, To Love And Let Go
Luke Underhill Atlas Unplugged CD Review / 2015 Self / 8 Tracks / http://lukeunderhill.com/ /