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Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Ross Meecham: Navigate Reality EP

Reviewed by Ania Glowacz

Ross Meecham: Navigate Reality EP

Ross Meecham is the kind of singer/songwriter you feel like you’ve heard before – although his output seems to be only single Anything and now this 7-track EP. These days living in Christchurch with a growing family, he spent time in a rock band in the UK last decade. His style is readily approachable – no ego, no anger, no bitterness – indeed there’s a hint of ‘pure’ about this release. No overcomplicated subject matter, mid-tempo, not quite pop and not really indie. With a sense of a stripped back Stereobus, this proves a refreshingly simple and pleasing listen. Self-produced and released it is primarily acoustic guitar or electric guitar, with some piano and lovely harmonies. Ordinary Day is as unpretentious as it sounds, and damn catchy. Icon To The Masses is a gem – modest songcrafter alert! Closer Stay is an intimate version of a potential stadium buster, a la Ed Sheeran. This is a great example of simplicity in songwriting in the best possible way.