Sam Weber Everything Comes True

Sam Weber Everything Comes True
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Sam Weber writes songs that dig deep into internal spaces while breaking free of static geography. Claiming this record to be at once his most personal and least independent — a score of collaborators, including producer Tyler Chester, helped him find the sound he needed in a limited time span — Weber finds grandness in frustration and movement.
 
This is not to say that place is not essential to Everything Comes True. If anything, location takes a central position on Weber's fourth album, which pulls from experiences across America. Take the dangerous guitar glimmer of "Probably Not," which critiques the atmosphere of Los Angeles while late-night reflecting, or the soft iterations within "Mendocino," an ode to New York, Indiana and California. Here, a guitar tune even tilts toward the American anthem.
 
It's not a lack of place that exists within Weber's music, but a surpassing of geography-based expectations. Living in BC's North Saanich, Weber is able to pull from travel and experiences recording in Los Angeles, creating a grandness in his Americana compositions.
 
Throughout, the album can be danceable, candid or jumpy. Horns shine like a spotlight on "Obligated," creating a loaded contrast to softer ballads like the rich "Avenir." What remains is a country angle with smart shifts and unifying repetitions that pull away from the occasionally over-glossed mixing.
 
Sparkling with production clarity at some moments and humbly gentle in others, Everything Comes True manages to create a nostalgic blend of country and Americana, riding through late nights towards West coast forests all the while. (Sonic Unyon)