Nearly four years strong, Nick Margiasso has kept Sabbatical Year‘s fan base steady upon shifting to a one-man project. The Atlanta, Georgia indie artist has returned after a brief lapse, planning to release a follow-up multimedia album, Metropolitan, in early April. Until that time, fans will surely be tided over by the album’s lead single, “An American (Cigarillos).” The song combines silky, electronic piano pads with Margiasso’s down-to-earth heartland introspection. As he sings of getting caught in newfangled expectations set in place by modern America, he continually proclaims “I am an American,” before finally feeling uncertain, admitting, “I think I am.” His fluid vocal range complements the air of the instrumentation, all components ultimately working hand-in-hand to produce a heartily pertinent listening experience.
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