Folk has always dealt with issues that everyday people could relate to, and O’Brien manages to capture this brilliantly. His music has a moody quality that taps into the emotions of the listener. The tracks are soothing with the lyrics easy to follow. The lyrics themselves are deep, soulful and passionate, a reflection of the artist’s past experiences and viewpoint on life. At a time when the music industry has become so stagnant, it is refreshing to hear a serious artist who takes his music and lyrics to heart. The passion and emotion is something that will bleed through to the listener, and the tracks have a way of stirring certain emotions within. Through his lyrics, the artist paints a picture with his words that allows the listener to slip into an easygoing state. To learn more about John O’Brien and his artistry, visit: https://johncathalobrien.bandcamp.com/album/acid-week.