This review was originally published in August of 2018.

Something about the delay on the guitar, the combo organ, the piano with heavy reverb, and the stuttered arrangement brings out the natural power of melody. Here, a few elements stand out, notably a just slightly dirty electric slide guitar at the halfway mark, and a really jagged-sounding extra clean delay track with a stereo slap-back.

The real hero on Ain't it Always, the new single from Sam Weber, is the vibe itself: the faint falsetto, the backbeat, and the slight barbershop sound to the vocal harmonies. I found this song to be full of surprises in the best possible way. And that guitar-work is fantastic.

Sam Weber is a singer-songwriter originally from Canada who is based in Southern California. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.