Bobby Craymer the musician has decided to come out of hiding. A real life story of a playing musician who decided to walk away from music 25 years ago, to pursue a real life, yet in his heart and soul he wondered “Where did the music go…” A few people found him in Los Angeles leading a very different life and slowly with the ease it takes to walk and talk and with patience, showed him a very different music business than the one he walked away from. Bobby Craymer has since dropped a series of singles on his Soundcloud profile, one of which is “She Comes To Me”. Totally outstanding and thoroughly entertaining Craymer is priceless, a true gem in the world of pop-rock. Years after his debut he is back with this new track and it certainly holds up to expectations.
The song has words that ring out about inward struggles, enlightenment and truth. The words emote, and are compelling because they fit so well with the melody and production of sound. The harmony speaks, the singer speaks, the guitar speaks, the song seems to be reaching out… trying to communicate a bigger picture. The beauty is that the bigger picture is never quite defined, yet it’s right there, and if you’ve experienced it, then the song comes home to the heart.
Bobby Craymer has some great ideas fleshed out into strong melodic rock. On top of that, it is obvious that his music is a serious labor of love, no sloppy playing, singing, or messy recording, a completely professional effort. “She Comes To Me” is a bold re-emergence of a songwriting talent after a 25 year hiatus. There is just something different about this guy. I have to say that he is what I would call a true artist. If you know his work, you know that there is no discernable compromise in his art. Whether it is his first record or his most recent, this is a guy who seems to do what he does because he was made that way. His lyrics, arrangements and vocal harmonies all make sense according to his own true calling.
Bobby Craymer’s music is not too difficult to articulate, the purity, and the intimacy of it feels, to me, so close. There are many great artists out there, but at the end of the day, my favorites are the ones that ‘speak to me’. Listening to Craymer’s latest tracks feels like being at an intimate house concert. The words are clear and heartfelt, and the musical arrangements are just enough, while Craymer’s voice is in perfect form. As a result his songs have a sense of familiarity about it while also feeling fresh. Lots of images and feelings arise as you close your eyes and just listen to “She Comes To Me”; very powerful stuff indeed.