Sean McConnell w/ Madi Diaz
Rolling Stone – 10 Best Country/Americana Songs of the Week
Sean McConnell, “Secondhand Smoke”
“Sean McConnell is a nostalgic mood, remembering his childhood car rides in the shotgun seat of his dad’s smoke-filled sedan. There’s barely any percussion here, with “Secondhand Smoke” rooting itself instead in puddles of arpeggiated guitar and the stirring swirl of McConnell’s voice. Like Brett Young’s “Mercy” — a chart-topping power ballad co-written by McConnell — “Secondhand Smoke” is both understated and stately, ignoring the usual country-pop fireworks while still delivering a palpable bang.”
Read here: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/10-best-country-americana-songs-of-the-week-jason-isbell-old-dominion-744592/
Madi Diaz has a staggering voice and a gift for poignant melodies and innovative arrangements.