Lee’s “folksy, bluesy sound” has been compared to that of John Prine and Norah Jones. His music is said to utilize the “supple funk of his vocals and arid strum of his guitar” while recalling “the low-volume, early-’70s acoustic soul of stars like Bill Withers and Minnie Ripperton”. A New York Times music critic described Lee as having a “honeyed singing voice – light amber, mildly sweet, a touch of grain” which he features “squarely, without much fuss or undue strain” in his “1970s folk rock and rustic soul” musical song craft. According to a music writer at ABC News, Lee “has that folksy, bluesy vibe, with a bit of country twang” and a voice that is “ever soulful”. Simultaneously Lee has been both lauded and dismissed as the “male Norah Jones” and his lyrics are said to convey “the complexities of everyday emotions” without falling into flowery imagery. Lee’s songs have appeared on a number of TV shows including Parenthood.
Amos Lee has announced the forthcoming release of his new album ‘My New Moon’ on August 31, marking his debut for Dualtone Records, an Entertainment One company. The ten new songs on ‘My New Moon’ were all written by Amos, and are the product of a period of intense connection and loss, marking his most personal collection to date.
‘My New Moon’ was recorded at Zeitgeist Studio in Los Angeles and produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird) with contributions from an incomparable group of studio aces including multi-instrumentalists Ethan Gruska and Blake Mills, Benmont Tench and Patrick Warren on keyboards, Greg Leisz on pedal steel, Rob Moose on strings and many others. ‘My New Moon’ is available now for pre-order at Amoslee.com. More information and music will be revealed soon.
Amos Lee’s last release, 2016’s ‘Spirit’ marked his debut as a producer and was hailed as “an album that broadens the range of a singer who will never be mistaken for anyone else,” with Relix adding “These songs are raw and open; they touch a nerve.” It was Lee’s third straight album to debut in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart, opening at #3.