Review: John Hufford Expands His Horizons on ‘Sleep’
Artist: John Hufford
Released: Dec. 14, 2017
Singer-songwriter John Hufford has taken a creative step forward with “Sleep,” a five-track, immensely-layered EP that pushes past traditional folk boundaries.
Hufford’s sense of experimentation is apparent from the start, beginning with opening track, “It Kicks,” which features heavy reverb and a strong electronic undertone that supports Hufford’s folk sensibilities and remains prevalent throughout the EP.
Other highlights include “You’re Not Here Now,” a mid-tempo stomper powered by the pounding beat of a drum machine. The track also features an ending refrain which repeats the song’s title and is a strong sing-along candidate at live performances. Meanwhile, closing and title track “Sleep” is underscored by Hufford’s trademark, intricate guitar picking while the rhythm section keeps things pulsing along.
You’re Not Here Now