Aided by an exemplary backing unit featuring saxophonist Sonny Fortune, bassist John Williams, keyboardist Harry Whitaker, and drummer Billy Cobham, Ayers channels the intensity of his message into his music, creating the most vibrant and textured music of his career to date. The atmospheric "We Live in Brooklyn, Baby" is an absolute masterpiece.
Beautiful synth-based alternative pop debut from the young Nashville singer-songwriter. With heavy Radiohead/Thom Yorke influence -- as well as a few dashes of Air atmospherics and U2 grandeur peppered in -- Together. Alone is emotive and melodic, with upbeat moments that soar into the cosmos and introspective exploration that cuts deep. Highlights include "Immortalize," "Identity," and "Nothing Without You," but the entire set is well worth the journey.