Patrick Simard’s “The Space Before” is a sonic voyage into the depths of consciousness, where soulful melodies intertwine with thought-provoking lyricism to create a profoundly introspective listening experience. From the ethereal opening notes to the mesmerizing rhythms that permeate each track, Simard’s mastery as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist shines through.

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The title track, “The Space Before,” serves as the centerpiece of the album, inviting listeners to explore the vast expanse of their innermost thoughts and emotions. With its haunting vocals and hypnotic guitar riffs, the song captivates from the first note to the last, leaving a lasting impression long after it ends. Elsewhere on the album, tracks like “The Awakening” and “Journey Within” showcase Simard’s ability to blend Afrobeat rhythms with Jazz harmonies, creating a rich tapestry of sound that is both dynamic and immersive. Each song unfolds like a chapter in a spiritual odyssey, guiding listeners on a transformative journey of self-discovery and introspection.

One of the album’s highlights is the collaboration with Bakithi Kumalo on electric bass, adding a layer of depth and complexity to the music that elevates it to new heights. Kumalo’s contributions serve as the perfect complement to Simard’s soulful vocals and virtuosic instrumentation, resulting in a seamless fusion of musical styles and traditions.  “The Space Before” is a testament to Simard’s artistic vision and creative prowess. With its evocative lyrics, lush instrumentation, and transcendent melodies, the album is a captivating exploration of the human experience that resonates on a deeply profound level. Whether you’re a seasoned music aficionado or a casual listener, “The Space Before” is a must-have addition to any playlist.

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