Album Review: Jacob Sigman – Virginia EP

Our friend Dean from Silent Lions was nice enough to bring the talented Jacob Sigman to our attention. The Virginia EP is a beautiful fusing of baroque, pop, and folk that will have you yearning for summer.

“Street Tower Ladies” starts the album slow and steady with Jacob’s smooth voice flowing over a quiet pluck of his guitar before building into a lush soundscape filled with strings, horns and drums. The instrumentation and vocals help create an elegant, relaxing dream as it ebbs and flows between the verses and chorus fading into the quiet sound of sirens that begins the second song.

The sirens fade into strings as “Your Father” starts off. A light guitar accentuates this simple folk song that will evoke memories of summers spent falling in love and having fun. “Silas” picks things up even more. Pulsing drums and strings drive the beat and we begin our journey to the end of the EP. You can almost see the mountains and feel the train that Jacob sings about picking up speed as you reach your destination.

“Barcelona Sunrise” starts off slowly with just Jacob’s voice crooning over a low guitar. You can feel the sand beneath your feet as you wait for the lazy sun to rise over the beach in Barcelona. There are definitely Spanish influences in the guitars and percussion of this song which help to set the mood completely. The last track of the EP, “Amor Eterno”, is sung entirely in Spanish but you don’t have to speak the language to appreciate the beauty of the lyrics. With its soothing vocal harmonies over lulling guitar and strings, it completes this dreamy EP nicely.

The Virginia EP tells a charming story of love and summer and definitely leaves you wanting more from the talented Jacob Sigman.

You can pick up the album on Bandcamp as a digital copy (pay what you want) or order a physical copy ($5 plus shipping). The EP is also available on iTunes and Amazon for $4.95.