Sean Holcomb - 'Let You Leave'
Review by Pat Joseph & Staff
“Let you Leave” is a song that simmers and meditates on one particular emotional space, freezing the listener in a moment in time and guiding them through an epiphany of love. The song opens with a pensive and introspective acoustic guitar and Holcomb’s expressive vocals. Intricately but subtly arranged, cymbal swells and heavy sustained tones from a string section are used to achieve a feeling of weightlessness. This song gambles with its sincerity and wins, creating a sound that seizes listeners’ attention and takes them for a ride.
Lyrically, “Let you Leave” is a love song with a unique point of view. This song is as much an exposition of the songwriter’s inner turmoil as it is a direct statement of romantic love. Country songwriting has a long history of saying a lot with a little, and this song speaks volumes with a brilliant hook line: “Don’t you ever let me let you leave.” Here we have admissions of shortcomings and confessions of love in only 8 words.
Holcomb’s tough but emotional vocal take pays homage to classic artists like Waylon Jennings as well as modern country contemporaries. He keeps his vocal take contained for the most part, digging deep and soaring during the last chorus. This creates an additional emotional layer that is perfectly timed, resulting in a much needed catharsis during a gripping song. Great songwriting, exceptional production/arrangement techniques, and an inspired vocal take converge to create a work of art in “Let You Leave.”
About Sean Holcomb
Sean Holcomb is central Florida’s hottest new country artist. Voted winner of the 2019 'BEST OF ORLANDO – Best Country Act', Holcomb charms crowds with his soulful voice and outright honest lyrics. Holcomb was also winner of the JVC Broadcasting Wolf 103.1 Songwriter Rounds Competition in 2016. Holcomb brings a fresh new ‘old’ vibe to country music with his original songwriting. With lyrics drawn from his time as a former cattle rancher in southern Colorado as well as from his experiences with “love, heartbreak, loss, joy, and redemption,”
Holcomb in artist that folks can relate to. In a short time, he has shared the stage with names such as John Anderson, Daryle Singletary, Rhett Akins, Lucero, Kenny Chesney, Mo Pitney, The Cadillac Three, LoCash, Thomas Rhett, and many more.