A masterfully crafted composition, Dustin Chapman’s “Plus One” deserves a”9 Plus” rating.
Featuring a well illustrated cover image, Dustin Chapman’s latest single “Plus One” is a true gem in the genre country music. Exploring the seemingly cliche theme of a cheating lover, Dustin manages to convey heartfelt feelings in a truly unique way. Country music has been an effective tool for talking about one’s love affairs for quite some time. Dustin continues this tradition into 2019 and hopefully beyond.
The lush string arrangements in this short piece are sophisticated and otherworldly, as are the wavy and somber cries of the lap steel guitar ( a staple of country musicianship). Dustin’s voice is full of honesty and his lyrics convey mature and self reflexive attitudes typically reserved for more seasoned musicians of the genre.
With soothing and beautifully orchestrated arrangements, Plus One is evocative Jason Isbell, Ryan Adams and even old-school country legends like Johnny Cash and contemporary Philadelphia band, Shy Boyz.
Plus One earns its 9.6 score easily and with no reservations. Run, don’t walk to listen to Dustin Champman’s latest.