Solitary Way – Solitary Way
CD 2014 Fester Records, distribution by Rebellion Records
Badlands mastermind, singer-songwriter Victor Nefkens, is back with a new album, a new project called Solitary Way. With this solo project he is going back to basics: one man, one voice, one guitar and a bag full of songs. The album is released on Fester Records, a new label with as main goal to crush the boundaries between different forms of underground music and to spread the knowledge of its diversity. Solitary Way is Fester Records début album and contains 14 songs clocking in about 30 minutes.
If you are a fan of Badlands and/or Soutamer, your are familiar with the work of Victor and you know what to expect. His songs are so recognisable. If you like his work, you will dig this album full of soulful, melancholy folky, bluesy, … songs straight from the heart. If not and/or your are fed up with all that acoustic singer-songwriter shit, don’t bother checking it. Or … just give him another chance, it will only take 30 minutes of your time and maybe you won’t regret it.
There’s not really a bad song on this album but my personal favourite is ‘Too young to die’, with ’14-’18 in mind it just gave me the goosebumps. Check out the matching video below. 8/10
2. Soul and form
3. A dream within a dream
5. Solitary way
6. Man became one with the gods
7. True to yourself
8. City streets
9. You did not believe in me
11. My life
12. The greatest sacrifice
13. Too young to die
14. The soil doesn’t bear my name