Time for another review, and this is one I’m super excited about. Dustin Chapman is a young artist who has seen his career flourish in recent years. His hard work and dedication has been noticed, respected and appreciated by peers and fans alike, demonstrated not only with award nominations and wins but with global radio play and the advancement to the Hollywood round of American Idol season 4. Despite battling a rare oesophagal disease, Dustin Chapman’s signature look is a smile – his fierce optimism and determination inspire thousands and his faith remains steadfast.
Words & Alibis delivers a lush, polished sound with plenty of guitar, piano and melancholic fiddle. Chapman’s voice is the star of the show, as always – deep and soulful and so full of every emotion. Inspired by the story of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn’s relationships, Words & Alibis explores the dilemma of wanting to break free of sour relationships but being too emotionally invested and attached to the memories associated with your heartbreaker. It’s a song that resonates, and I’m not just talking about the sensational vocal and musical performance. This song is at the heart of country music; it’s about real life and it’s relatable – almost painfully so. With his music, Chapman brings out the things you don’t want to let yourself feel, and he makes you feel them hard – such is the power of his artistry.