MARCH 19TH 2021 MARKS THE RELEASE OF THE FINAL STUDIO ALBUM BY THE LATE DAVID OLNEY in collaboration with Anana Kaye
"Together, they create a dreamy song cycle that reveals intimate self-portraits, myths, and existential tales exposing the various crutches we use to cope with our own impermanence. It’s as though we are hovering, riding a magic carpet that eloquently transcends time and space."
"This lush, acoustic instrumentation lays out a gorgeous musical bed that perfectly highlights Olney’s and Kaye’s vocals front and center."
"Unique, sonic landscape that blends the haunting sensuality of European music with the intimacy of Americana"
"Maybe, just maybe, David Olney had saved his best-ever album until last. Whispers and Sighs’, co-performed with the immensely talented Anana Kaye, shouldn’t be looked on as a posthumous tribute to a remarkably talented musician, but rather it should be viewed as a life-affirming homage to human connection....Within it is an undeniable reminder that David Olney’s extraordinary legacy can never fade, while Anana Kaye’s star grows deservedly brighter by the day."
★★★★★ “Whispers and Sighs” is a classic album, seamlessly pulling together a huge variety of musical references to create a work that surprises at every musical turn and is packed with subtle and thought-provoking lyrics that encourage the listener to think, rather than hammering a message home. As well as the classic country themes of longing and regret, you’ll find anger, mystery and history in my favourite album of the year so far."
"These songs captivate from the first listen and then manage to reveal further, with each play, its stories imputed with a sense of imagination and craftsmanship, that is important to the memory of this most individual of artists, as well as to the growing reputation of Kaye and Gabriel."
"Though the project deals heavily in weighty, existentialist themes, the prevailing message proves to be a celebration of human connection, friendship, and love."
"It's a song writing masterclass and then some with repeated listens adding to the joy of the poetry, and the pull of the heartfelt emotions."
"A perfect fusion of European and American minds. It is a masterpiece"
"firebrand founding father"
"firebrand founding father"
"Americana Pioneer” singer-songwriter/recording artist, stream-caster and actor David Olney is well-known worldwide for his indelible songs and powerful live performances.
Recorded by Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Slaid Cleaves, The Wailin’ Jennys & many others, David shares his songs and the story behind it in his weekly “You Never Know” Songwriter Series videos posted every Tuesday on DavidOlney.com and YouTube.
"If you like your musical heroes to rock out like the jackhammer of a rockabilly saint but also deliver song sonnets from a contemplative place, then David Olney is your man."
Read the full profile story here: Acoustic Live! Magazine – New York, NY