Album Review: George Ezra “Staying at Tamara’s”

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Abby Wormsbaker, Staff Writer

It’s been four years since the last album release by George Ezra, Wanted On Voyage, which means it’s been four years of jamming out to “Budapest” and “Blame It On Me.” As of March 23, the world has been blessed with new melodies by the distinctive voice of George Ezra with songs like “Don’t Matter Now,” “Saviour,” and “The Beautiful Dream.”

As if the music featured on his previous album didn’t make you want to travel the world enough, Ezra’s newest album has just the same wanderous feeling, if not stronger.

Saviour is a beautiful song (that features First Aid Kit) about being your own saviour (hence the first line in the song). It’s a catchy tune, and will surely have you singing along to every lyric by the third listen: “Take me back to that midnight moon/ Cradle me / At that midnight moon / All of me is all for you / And what I’ve got to give is not enough.”

“Don’t Matter Now was the first song released a few months ago that is featured on his newest album. It’s an upbeat and happy song that gives the message of how changing things up in your life can be a good thing: “Sometimes you need to be alone / It don’t matter now /Shut the door, unplug the phone.” It will surely make you feel like you are on a beach living your best life.

The Beautiful Dream is a personal favorite that had me hook just by the title. This song is about a comfort and love within a beautiful dream and Ezra mentions the presence of a woman. This song is dreamy in itself and will have you mesmerized: “What a beautiful dream / I think I’ll stay a while.”

If you like these songs be sure to check out the rest of his album. A total of eleven new songs are included and have the power of making you feel like you are on a beach in the middle of summer with the people you love most in this world.