By: Benjamin Burns, Sophomore
I am reviewing the new album Lifted by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews. It was released on April 28, 2022 by the famed record label Blue Note. There are featured artists on the album, but the main performer throughout the album is Andrews.
I thoroughly enjoyed this album, and it exceeded my expectations. I had initially gone into the album thinking it was slower and calmer than it was, but I was proven wrong by the first song “Come Back,” which opens almost immediately with a electric guitar melody that very quickly gows into the vocals by Andrews. Another highlight on the album would be “What It Takes” with Lauren Daigle, who is the vocalist along with Andrews on the song.
I think my favorite song on the whole album would be the title track, which opens with a harsh guitar line, much like the first song. It almost immediately leads into Andrew’s trombone playing, and then starts the first verse. This album is incredible! I highly recommend that anyone who is possibly interested in something like this goes and gives it a listen.