The latest release from Andy Smythe, “Leaves to Burn”, of his long-anticipated album “Poetry in Exile”, is an excellent piece of art and diversity. This track is an example of Smythe’s multi-instrumental skills, bringing to mind McCartney’s famous solo works. Playing guitars, organ, and bass with the same grace, Smythe creates a sound that is at once close and wide.

After the lush strings of “Prodigal Son” and the brassy tones of “Out of My Mind”, “Leaves to Burn” appears less orchestrated but just as captivating. This song is a beautifully reflective piece that further cements Andy’s position as a significant voice in contemporary music, offering listeners a multi-layered listening experience that lingers long after the last note has left the air.