Album Review: "IV: Finding My Way Back Home"
‘IV: Finding My Way Back Home,’ the fourth studio album from Nashville singer/songwriter Ryland Fisher, is a standout addition to his powerful country-rock discography with an even grittier rock sound and a full band of extraordinary musicians. This thoughtful and moody record features ten new songs full of fantasies, desires, and raw vulnerability with style and substance throughout.
Led by silky guitar-driven melodies and impressive percussion, Fisher aka "Country Music's Black Sheep" expresses his journey of life and love starting from the autobiographical title track, “”Finding My Way Back Home,” all the way to the passionate closing crooner, "End of The World." Definitive songs including "Waiting Up For You" and "Love Was" showcase the romantic nature of the album and the tremendous storytelling and originality of the songwriter. Fans of Fisher's dreamy love songs will enjoy holding each other close while listening to "Bed on Fire" and "Lost Time.”
Sonically heavier than Fisher's previous release, Sleeping With Ghosts: Vol. 1, this latest record is a passionate collection of nostalgic anthems and sensual power-ballads for fans of both contemporary country and rock n' roll. ‘IV: Finding My Way Back Home’ is proof that an artist can stay true to their vision and loyal to their supporters while also taking risks and diversifying their talents for a broader audience to enjoy.
- Evangeline West