The Voice Season 8 Winner, Sawyer Fredericks has had a whirlwind career after appearing on the show. Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or co-written by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US.
In 2018, He once again went independent, reclaiming full artistic control, creating an album entirely written by Sawyer Fredericks, self-produced and self-released. The highly-anticipated Hide Your Ghost sheds the high gloss major label treatment, and stays true to Fredrick’s honest and elegantly stripped down style, a self-described “free range folk”, incorporating elements of blues, roots rock, and jazz with live instrumental arrangements throughout.
He released his album, Flowers For You, in 2020. In honor of this release, we have decided to revisit two of his songs from that project. First up is “Days Go By.”
“Days Go By,” is such a well done song. It is a very emotional single about wanting to understand someone and who they are even if it is difficult. The instrumentals are absolutely beautiful and do a great job at setting up his voice. His vocals are always on point. The cool thing with Sawyer’s vocals is that they always tell a story, all while capturing the emotion of the song.
Next up on the album is, “Born.”
According to American Songwriter, “Born” is a personal song inspired by Fredericks’ relationship with his mother. Because he entered the music industry at a young age, his mom took on the role of shielding him from much of the inherent stress, and this coming of age song is meant to reassure her that it’s okay to let him struggle, and time to let go. The instrumentals are really strong in this one as well. They put his vocals front and center in the track and let them soar. All in all, these are two really solid releases from a strong album, that deserves to be heard. You can check the album out in full below!
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Jerrett Franklin is a singer/songwriter from Loretto, TN. After growing up in a small town, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.