Scott Makepeace is making up for lost time. He is having a creative explosion!
This self-produced opus contains a hefty 24 tracks of original material, so if you choose to buy to download, you can be sure you are getting a lot for your money!
Amidst a plethora of new material you will find a small number of familiar tracks already available as singles: This Is What I’m Made For, Robin Hood and my personal favourite, I Was A Slave, which I heard recently as a full band piece with The Peacemakers. This track has now been sampled and extended from the original acoustic single and so still makes it the standout track of this collection, in my opinion.
Makepeace is a terrific songwriter. His observations on everyday life are interesting and astute. He is an accomplished guitarist and successfully combines this skill with looping and technical experimentation. His voice is distinctive, with that comforting Jack Daniels’-soaked timbre. For that reason, I would rather enjoy the moment selecting single tracks to play rather than listening to the album in its entirety at one sitting. Scott Makepeace deserves to be listened to, not to be background music, which I found it became whilst trying to listen to the album all in one go.
Not War is certainly an album worth investing in, but enjoy it at its best by listening at more than one sitting; that way you’ll get the best of Scott Makepeace!
Available to pre-order from tomorrow: June 28th and to download/stream from all good music platforms from July 12th.