The latest single from Phil Hooley features his typically warm, rich vocals, which are perfectly suited to this reflective song. The timely lyrics touch on mindfulness, adapting to our challenging circumstances and developing new habits in a changing world. Visually and sonically, ‘Learning to be Still’ is suitably calming with images provided by Video with Wings. Scott Poley’s pedal steel and Mel Osten’s backing vocals blend well with Hooley’s distinctive voice, benefiting from excellent production by Justin Johnson. Forthcoming album, ‘Songs from the Back Room’, is one to look out for. In the meantime, take some time, be still and absorb this.
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