Scott Krokoff – Realizations & Declarations Vol.2 – EP Review

Lawyer by day and musician by night is a life that might sound a little peculiar to some, but not to New York’s Scott Krokoff for he is the living embodiment of it. He’s now released the follow-up EP to Realizations & Declarations Vol.1 from 2012 with it’s second volume. Both bodies of work are characterised by Scott’s sound that is rooted in late 1960’s and 70′ rock and folk rock music and with his new EP he faithfully delivers that sound to you in a warm and uplifting manner. These qualities are best demonstrated with ‘Walter Mitty’. It’s a track full of easy on the ear harmonies and smooth melodies that drive the song on to it’s more powerful reaches. The lyrical narrative shouldn’t be lost either as Scott muses over the life in his dreams next to his life in reality which is something very relatable.  ‘Because of You’ has the earthy and rhythmic acoustic style evocative of many George Harrison tracks with a greater vocal melody behind it and with guitar solos injecting a brief sonic quality to the track and it’s progression.

Tracks such as ‘Sparrows’ and ‘Scared Little Boy’ are pieces of intimate Folk Rock with the meandering acoustic riffs and the gently sweeping vocals moving across them in a fashion not to dissimilar to Simon & Garfunkel whilst ‘The Right Place’ offers up a American anthem-type of track with chiming guitars and organs crowned by a sharp guitar solo. ‘Pissed off In Paris’ gives us a piece of shuffling acoustic rhythms with a ranting lyric of a nightmare trip to Paris. The EP offers up simple, but highly engaging music with elements of familiarity in style and Scott’s warm vocal. This piece of organic music certainly deserves your time.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

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