The Upshot: With its a timeless quality stripped of any pretention or contrived gimmicks, you’ll have a record you’ll keep going back to again and again.
BY JOHN B. MOORE
I’d swear that LA-based musician Sean Alan was a modern-day oracle, if it weren’t obvious from the day that the dick currently in the White House was sworn in that he would continue with his xenophobic, anti-anyone not white tendencies until our country mirrored one of his beloved golf club membership lists.
On “Refugee Song,” the second track on Alan And The True Love Band’s wildly enjoyable new record, The Show Must Go On, he sings “Refugee ain’t got no home/Just like a seed in the wind, getting blown/Stuffing a suitcase, your fates unknown/Arrive in a new place, the gates are closed.” Along with being strongly prophetic given current events at our borders, the song highlights perfectly Alan’s strong sense of truth in storytelling with his songwriting. Wrapping powerful lyrics in sweet, often catchy music, the messages are easily received throughout the eight tracks housed here.
Although there are definite standouts on the record, like the title track and the fantastic “Rich Man’s World,” even some of the weaker spots here are still pretty solid songs. The Show Must Go On boasts a timeless quality stripped of any pretention or contrived gimmicks. The result is a record you’ll keep going back to again and again.
Download: “The Show Must Go On,” “The One I Love” and “Rich Man’s World”
Check out the track “My Love For You” which BLURT premiered here back in March.