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'If Not Now, When?'
[Album reviews]

"a superb LP that showcases the full scope of his original sound across its eleven songs"
- Plastic Magazine

 
"“ He seamlessly incorporates the vibrancy of Galway City into his musical style, and through a blend of his captivating singing voice and masterful songwriting, Hill evokes profound emotions with his sincere, carefree charisma, forming the heart and soul of the entire record”
- Fame Magazine


"What a cracking album! It has a perfect delivery, plenty of genre-hopping, honest narratives, and accessible music. But more than that, it is a set of fantastic songs. And that is all that really matters.”
- The Big Take Over
 
"“a wondrous introduction to his dynamic direction to date. Brimming with warm and inviting textures from start to finish”
- Mystic Sons
 
" The album’s diverse sound, blending passionate vocals and intricate guitar work, creates a musical landscape that resonates with authenticity.”
- Illustrate Magazine

""Sano Hill’s 'If Not Now, When' is more than just an album; it’s a powerful expression of artistry and emotion. It’s a must-listen for anyone who appreciates music that’s crafted with heart and soul""
- Broken Color

 
" An enlightened and experienced songwriter, Hill guides the listeners through a stark rendition of human nature and behaviours, perhaps offering a chance for introspection and self-growth.”
- Mesmerized

'Time Out'

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"Sano Hill may have the song of the summer with his new single Time Out...Sano’s vocals are a gorgeous light tenor...Comparisons can be drawn to the vocal stylings of Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Jeff Buckley" - https://indie-under-rated.com/

"Time Out has echoes of the greats from the past: U2, Springsteen, Bowie, Dylan, The Stones, and even Mick Hucknall gets a look in. But what really gets me in the song is the subtle detail. The mature layers of depth. It’s like hearing a classic - which I think of ALL Sano Hill’s releases. The chorus is huge yet still with the feel of an acoustic song. This in itself is SO incredibly difficult to achieve. This is Wembley Stadium sound, with Royal Albert Hall class. Sano Hill’s additions of strings and backing vocals are what make this such a rich piece. This may be his chance to relax and have his time out, but fat chance of that happening. True artists never really stop. They pause for a sip of tea (or Poitín), then crack on. I mean, why lie on the beach in the sunshine, drinking piña colada, when you can be making music?? I know it’s only rock and roll, but I like it. And you will too."

                                                                             - https://www.newartistspotlight.org/

"Sano Hill's music is nostalgic and retro but stays more than up to date.. creating a timeless feel that you won’t find in many artists...Sano’s latest offering ‘TimeOut' is a beautiful acoustic track" - https://ventsmagazine.com/

 

"SANO HILL's "Time Out" is a remarkable Irish acoustic pop gem that effortlessly combines energy and melancholy, delivering a heartfelt message about the pursuit of dreams. With its crisp guitar playing, satisfyingly layered chorus, and compelling vocals, the song resonates with raw emotion and authenticity..."Time Out" by SANO HILL is a captivating musical journey that speaks to the universal human experience of pursuing dreams. With its exceptional guitar work, compelling vocals, and a genuine sense of emotional investment, the track leaves a lasting impression. Whether you're drawn to the energy or touched by the melancholy, this acoustic pop gem is a testament to the power of music to evoke deep emotions and connect on a profound level."

                                                                                           - https://www.musictaste.uk/

 

"Sano Hill has created something remarkable with “Time Out” ... a musical gem that captures the essence of Sano Hill's artistry, blending his distinctive style with the enchanting allure of Galway. With its heartfelt lyrics and captivating sound, the track invites listeners on a poignant journey through the dreams and aspirations of an indie singer-songwriter." - https://dulaxi.com/

 

"Hailing from Galway, the superb artist SANO HILL is back with his brilliant indie-rock single ‘Time Out’. Fuelled by a stunning arrangement, textured instrumentation and charming vocal performances, ‘Time Out’ is a song that stays with the listener long after the music has ended." - https://fvmusicblog.com [Weekly HOT PICKS, 26/6/23]

""'"Time Out" offers a shining example of skillful full-band orchestration, seamlessly fusing with the profound strength of acoustic rock and majestic vocal mastery. The stirring lyrics paint a vivid picture of life's emotional rollercoaster." - https://www.testingmelodies.com

 

"Time Out showcases Hill’s exceptional ability to blend some of the finest elements of indie rock, indie pop, and power pop, resulting in a detailed, mesmerizing, cathartic, and nostalgic sound. With his impressive songwriting, composing, and producing skills .. However, Hill’s outstanding vocal performance is a true centerpiece of this composition. His ability to effortlessly navigate between low, mid, and high notes is awe-inspiring...Sano Hill has crafted something special with Time Out. By seamlessly blending everything you dearly love about indie music, he delivers a true masterpiece worth spinning over and over again." - https://thoughtswordsaction.com/

 

"Having already broken through with a vibrant array of releases these last few years, Irish singer-songwriter Sano Hill looks to continue his incredible ascent as he delivers his joyous new single 'Time Out'. Capturing more of that rich and breezy indie-rock groove he has been developing since he first emerged, 'Time Out' is another rousing addition to his ever-growing catalogue of late. Brimming with warm and alluring textures from start to finish, he is returning to the fold with one of his most passionate efforts to date here."                                                                                                                   - https://www.therealding.com/

"With “Time Out,” Sano Hill proves himself to be a formidable force in the music industry, crafting songs that transcend time and capture the essence of the human experience. As listeners are transported to the streets of Galway, they will find themselves enchanted by Hill’s compelling melodies and lyrical depth. " - https://honkmagazine.com/

"Time Out” showcases Sano Hill’s masterful fusion of acoustic rock sensibilities and his extraordinary vocal prowess, brought to life through a full-band arrangement...In essence, “Time Out” not only paints a vivid sonic portrait of Galway but also signifies the arrival of a captivating talent destined for greater heights. Sano Hill’s relentless pursuit of his musical dreams is palpable in every note, making him an artist to watch as he leaves an indelible mark on the vibrant music scene." - https://hailtunes.com

 

"With memories intertwined with the senses, tastes, and touch, the timeless track captures the struggles, doubts, and hope at the early stage of a career. Scenic immersion evokes an intricate and stirring intimacy, and epic like a feature film, it’s as if Sano Hill carries you along with him through the journey. The strength of Hill’s songwriting is amplified in “Time Out.” Expressed through his rich and complex vocals layered in a sultry mix of his acoustic rock sensibilities, “Time Out” is a powerful song that somehow understands you better than you do. In a time like this, the track shows particular compassion to what the world is going through." - https://thepunkhead.com/

"Time Out is a song that freshens your mind and soul instantly ... Sano Hill’s latest song is an out-and-out full-band musical arrangement but it’s the guitars and vocals that drive the song throughout. Moreover, if you listen with a slight attention to the lyrics, your experience of enjoying this song will certainly double up because it is just like the narration of a story and it feels like the artist is telling a story of his life experience to the listener. Besides the brilliance and soul-pleasing vibe of the song, one must also appreciate its wonderful production and arrangement that add real spice to the song."

                                                              - https://sinusoidalmusic.com/ [Picks of the Day]

"Irish singer-songwriter Sano Hill dropped his new gravitas-packed single called “Time Out.” The song starts out modestly, with prominent guitar elements contributing to its soulfulness, and then swells in full-color splendor with instruments such as drums and bass that transport you from one place to another; the first few seconds will be enough to have you hooked for a long time. "Time Out” is driven by Sano’s soulful voice which is hypnotic, he’s drawing the listener in with every word; Sano has the power to touch our souls, he’s iconic in more ways than one. There are not many artists who are as inventive as Sano Hill"                                                      - https://heatwavesmag.com/

"Rising and falling with the story beats, Sano Hill has meticulously crafted this song to fully immerse you in its inspiring message and full-bodied ambience. “Time Out” is a triumph of storytelling and music" - https://www.lostinthemanor.co.uk/ [LITM Indie Rock Picks]

"Drawing inspiration from famous artists in the same music genre such as rock folk legends Mumford & Sons and rock classic sound pioneers Fleetwood Mac, SANO HILL’s “Time Out” is a super catchy blend of indie rock, commercial pop, and soft rock. One listen and you’ll be hooked" - https://indierock.news

"“Time Out,” is a acoustic rock hit chronicling the mindset and lifestyle of an indie musician trying to catch a break. The song is highlighted by Sano’s longing vocal performance backed by smooth acoustic guitars and cinematic strings. Sano Hill’s latest single, “Time Out, is an uplifting folk rock romp and the perfect addition to any indie playlist." 

                                                                                           - https://senocularmedia.com/

 

"Sano Hill's 'Time Out' is a captivating narrative of an indie artist's journey, set against the vibrant backdrop of Galway city." - https://www.tjplnews.com

"The guitar riffs he presents to us in the introduction are so beautiful that they give us a feeling of wow...His voice fills us with emotion and captivates us and inevitably leads us into another universe. With him, we discover adorable soundscapes...If you already know Sano Hill, then it is certain that you will like "Time Out" and if you do not know it yet, after listening to this title, you will become a fan." - https://www.iggymagazine.com/

"Sano Hill sings Time Out with a slight softness, but an incredible eagerness, presenting us with a wonderful chorus. It's impossible not to fall in love with this song."                             

                                                                                                     - https://musicforall.com.br/

"Time Out is truly a fantastic song that reconfirms the compositional skills of this great artist....Especially the chorus moved me making me feel emotions like when I listen to #TheStreetsofLove by the Rolling Stones." - https://www.edgarallanpoets.com/

"At its heart, “Time Out” is an open-hearted track acting as a perfect slice-of-life soundtrack. Sano Hill, described as a singer-songwriter with a poetic soul, definitely knows how to write evocative and uplifting music" - https://lessthan1000followers.com/

"Sonically, “Time Out” is a masterfully arranged composition. From the opening minute, an acoustic setting is accompanied by ethereal strings, setting the stage for Sano‘s warm and captivating vocals. His storytelling vocal delivery immediately draws the listener into the narrative. As the song progresses past the one-minute mark, it explodes into a rich and vibrant ambience, driven by energetic drums and bass. Overdriven guitars, chorus-effect clean guitar, and melodic lead guitar lines further enhance the sonic landscape. Notably, a melodic bouncy synth which I first thought was a banjo due to its banjo-like vibe, adds an intriguing texture that beautifully complements the overall soundscape.

In conclusion, “Time Out” is a meticulously crafted and flawlessly produced song that will resonate with listeners. Its diversity and beauty shine through, showcasing Sano Hill‘s remarkable songwriting talent. With its compelling narrative and immersive sonic experience, this single is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who hear it."

                                                                             - https://www.rockeramagazine.com/

 

'Dancer'

"Without a doubt, you will be conquered by the single “Dancer” ... Excellent guitar arrangements and expert production complement Sano Hill’s extraordinary talent" -https://www.musicarenagh.com/

"The wonderful vocals of Sano enter with full power and carry the song forward. The melody is beautifully written ...“Dancer” is a classic you should not miss listening to. Sano Hill is a phenomenal artist who creates the music you want." - https://sinusoidalmusic.com/

 

"Galway-based troubadour SANO HILL is back with his stunning single 'Dancer'. It is a magnetic song that features charismatic vocal performances, intriguing lyrics and excellent backing instrumentation"

- Weekly 'Hot Picks', https://fvmusicblog.com/

"Sano Hill’s voice is as polished as ever in his acoustic pop track “Dancer.” His performance on this piece is outstanding as a gripping ode is formed and an enchanting rhythm tags along. From start to finish, each guitar strum, drum roll, and vocal drive feels like an adrenaline rush. Altogether, it’s something the Galway-based artist accomplishes effortlessly." -https://illustratemagazine.com/

"Dancer is the new single from the genius Sano Hill, the artist who scored one success after another in his previous releases, resurfaces with a moving and beautiful track. A sophisticated indie pop full of feelings, a song that moves the listener ... The highlight is Sano's voice that shines"

https://www.indieoclock.com.br/ [In Portuguese]

"A song both rich in love and endowed with a full sense of reflection, "Dancer" is a musical production by singer-songwriter artist Sano Hill who once again demonstrates his maturity through his artistic creation which reveals itself as a kind of challenge with regard to the other musicians...

Throughout the song, we hear a build-up of the track with a soft guitar and the voice of Sano which exudes the confidence lifted by a set of drums and driving percussion. We find all the qualities of a beautiful song that stems from incredible work. A song full of inspirations of life, of love in a poetic lyricism. An embracing and awe-inspiring listening experience that demonstrates an arrangement built down to the smallest detail that makes an impact with listeners around the world." - https://www.iggymagazine.com/ [in French]

"Opening dazzlingly with a gentle and comforting pace among hypnotic piano melodies and heartfelt strings paired with fascinating acoustic guitar notes, 'Dancer’s welcoming melody is stunningly lovely with a flawless orchestration that immediately engulfs the listener in serenity...In terms of the song’s production, it is outstanding with a blend of relaxing and acoustic sounds that perfectly complement the lyrics...Overall, “Dancer” is a song that has been meticulously crafted and has the potential to be one of the outstanding songs of the year. Sano Hill’s performance brilliantly generates a completely distinct aura, mesmerizing the listener with addictive harmonies that display a dimension to the song that is exceptionally unique with a message that is sure to resonate with listeners. I would highly recommend this song to anyone who is looking for a touching and thought-provoking listening experience." - https://www.songweb.net/

"4 minutes 17 seconds is the time it took Sano Hill to mark his name as well as the title of his new single entitled "Dancer" in the hearts of his fans but also of those who were in search of discovery.  The instrumental production is based on an acoustic guitar and drums which gives a catchy effect to this composition. Moreover, the talented Sano Hill, did not dry up his talent for the field. His management of verses and choruses give him a hit that will certainly be remembered.  Don't deprive yourself of this masterpiece." - https://www.infomusic.fr/ [in French]

"Addiction note of the day is called “Dancer” by Sano Hill. Dreamy soundscapes, a pure and moving guitar and above all this voice, familiar, warm and bringing light to our ears: this is what you will find in the song.

Masterful arrangements and chords lift souls and overwhelm with emotion. In these cold times, and media gray, "Dancer" Sano Hill provides a little comfort, hope, happiness sound." - https://indiechronique.fr/ [In French]

"Sano Hill’s latest single, ‘Dancer,’ is a fantastically complex construction of pop, rock, folk and soul, wrapped up tight with lyrics that speak to the humanity within each and every one of us. It is harmonic, even when there is only one vocal layer, it resonates with the emotions of your conscience. The beat in the back is fluffy and warm, it comforts and brings you closer. When the strings and guitars layer over one another the song starts to sing, it rolls in buttery layers of tone and coats the melody with bliss. The vocals are human; conversational and clear they deliver poetic lyrics that alight on your heartstrings and play dismaying chords that rise and twist, harmonising with the choruses as they play. ‘Dancer’ is a song that exists within all of us. To hear it played on the outside is profound and enlightening. It's a song that keeps melody and hope at its core and the result is a track that you will keep coming back to, if only for that sense of belonging." - https://www.tjplnews.com/

 

"Ireland has always been a fertile ground for musical talent ... And now, a new voice is rising from the Emerald Isle's music scene, a singer-songwriter named Sano Hill...with the release of "Dancer", Hill is poised to take the world by storm. The track is the epitome of cheery, gentle, and sweet songs, a much-needed respite from the cacophony of noise that is all too common in our fast-paced world. The production of the track is simply impeccable, with each element - the guitars, claps, and drums - working together in perfect harmony. It's the vocals, however, that blew us away. Hill's voice can be described as a warm embrace on a chilly night, wrapping around the listener and providing comfort and a sense of security. The smooth and rich tone creates a blanket of serenity, allowing the emotions in the lyrics to pierce deep into the soul. These vocals have the ability to evoke strong feelings and touch the heart with tenderness, serving as a balm for the weary mind and a solace for the troubled spirit."

https://www.saiidzeidan.com/

"There is a distinctive gothic yet melodic atmosphere that the song invokes...Dancer by Sano Hill not only touches your soul but it has you feeling the song in your bones. That’s how wonderfully raw, real and melodic this number is." - https://indiemusicflix.com/

"This beautiful alternative pop song is the new single from the Irish singer-songwriter as he tells us all about the challenges of artistic creation set against memories of a dance and a first love encounter. In summary it is half love story half artistic reflection, but united by a beautiful voice." - https://www.mickeysweekly.com/ [In Spanish]

"With a soft band sound and classic style, Hill brings a unique blend of indie pop, soft rock, and classic singer-songwriter vibes to the table. The new single is a love song and artistic reflection, showcasing Hill's lyrical prowess and musical talent..."Dancer" is a great song with a strong single and powerful lyrics." - https://elnews.world/

"'Dancer' is excellent for a rainy day or a quiet night with a glass of wine since it features a strummed acoustic guitar and a violin in the background creating an intimate groove reminiscent of U2." - https://optimates7.com/

 

"'Dancer' is the sixth single from the artist's next album and delivers to the public a sound that has an instrumentation full of great guitar fingerings, a melancholic and atmospheric vocal line that goes through aspects such as folk/ indie /soft rock, relaxing us from beginning to end of this work, even more so with the beautiful string arrangement, responsible for amplifying the charm of this very well performed, produced and constructed song." - https://www.osgarotosdeliverpool.com.br [In Portuguese]

"The Irishman Sano Hill always has something impactful to tell us with his music, bringing perspectives that really impact and seduce, as in the imposing previous single “Feel Love” ( https://musicforall.com.br/sano-hill- get-emocione-com-a-impactante-cancao-feel-love-saiba-mais/ ). His most recent endeavor is a poignant and affective ballad, which does not fail to receive his black intentions (a primordial characteristic of the musician) and promote a powerful groove, of the highest R&B sphere.

The delicate nuances that provide sensorially powerful atmospheric changes receive accurate “attacks” from the violin with a melancholic air, which dialogues with the cohesive instrumental that is characterized as the artist's trademark. We cannot fail to highlight his range of voice, really the dimension given off by the falsetto, which connects us immediately to a world of dreams, full of the most vivid colors!" - https://musicforall.com.br/ [in Portuguese]

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"Bringing back more of that warm and heartfelt aesthetic he has built for himself since his earliest beginnings, 'Dancer' makes for a wonderfully rich and tender listen. With his sweet and alluring voice riding across a sombre yet euphoric atmosphere throughout, he is certainly a name we can't get enough of right now." - https://www.therealding.com/

" “Dancer” is a soft and mellow song with a dramatic atmosphere created by pretty piano chords, melodic acoustic guitar, and strings section in the background. With an introduction of a laid back beat in the first chorus before transitioning into a small music interlude of a heartfelt melody on the cello. In the outro, airy strings and slide guitars backed by a soft rock beat create an atmospheric and beautiful soundscape. While Sano’s warm tone and flawless voice singing poetic lyrics takes the entire spotlight and boosts the overall wholesome atmosphere of the song" - https://www.rockeramagazine.com

'Feel Love'

"Sano Hill’s “Feel Love” is a masterpiece. With riffs and tunes played with conviction, it’s easy to get lost in the emotion of the song. And that’s exactly what Hill wants you to feel. The soulful guitars, exquisite keyboards, and funky bass create a perfect backdrop for Hill’s emotive vocals. It’s his passionate, emotive vocals that really take the song to the next level. Love is a powerful force that can connect us all. Love is an emotion that can touch us deeply and change our lives forever. Sometimes it can be hard to express how we feel, but music can often speak volumes. Sano Hill’s song “Feel Love” is a beautiful expression of this power. Although the lyrics are direct and straightforward, if you think about it they have deep meaning.

This song is splendidly crafted with a dark edge. The song’s smooth, progressive sound is soothing yet exhilarating, and it will stay with you long after the song is over. Sano Hill’s mastery of melody and dynamics is on full display here, and “Feel Love” is a perfect example of his talent for crafting catchy, unforgettable tunes. The emotions in his music are palpable, and the overall sound is extremely pleasant. Sano’s keen ear for detail creates a wonderful melody that you can’t get enough of."

- https://sinusoidalmusic.com/

"  'Track of the Week' (Dec 2nd 2022): Sano Hill is captivating audiences on a global scale...Sophisticated in its production and theme, ‘Feel Love’ touches your heart with its intense intimacy. A kaleidoscopic arrangement, the instrumentation has a soul-stirring quality, but the song retains simplicity and stark rawness. Perhaps it is the direct lyricism with Sano Hill speaking specifically to you in his velvety way. Perhaps it is the vulnerability threaded throughout the powerful track. Either way, ‘Feel Love’ is haunting, evocative, moving and intoxicating.” - https://nexusmusicblog.com

"Sano Hill is a guitar-centric rock artist with belting vocals that will soothe you right to your core. Their latest release, ‘Feel Love’ is a tight-knit sonic blend of cashmere blues and bass lines with a hook covering a vocal performance that needs to be heard...‘Feel Love’ is pure rock, with hints of Petty, Purple and The Boss. I’ll take it to go, and make it my usual. What a track. What a voice." - https://www.tjplnews.com

"Being released just this month, this track is very fresh. “Dancer” is a soft pop-rock track, that literally has my heart! The song is more slow-paced, yet finds a way to be incredibly catchy, and you will undoubtedly want to be listening to this one on repeat! The music is beautiful, with some lovely sounding string instruments in the background, that really give it a warm effect. This song is just perfect for swaying your body to as it builds up to a bit more of a climax, transitioning from a guitar solo, to a more together band sound!

The vocals in “Dancer” are also absolutely amazing. Sano Hill truly has an exceptional voice, with an incredible range! His voice is extremely warming and is one I just want to listen to all day!" - https://themusicasylum.co.uk/

"Feel Love is a track which immediately had our team nodding their heads. A funky and cool feel to the warm bassline instantly has you invested in the song. There is a great deal of subtle instrumentation coming in and out throughout this track, and we absolutely love the classy incidental Hammond organ fills, together with some Mark Knopfler-style guitar riffs...

A firm Send Me Your Ears favourite, Sano Hill has created another warm and inviting track which will have you nodding your head along with a huge smile on your face" - https://sendmeyourears.com/sano-hill-feel-love/

"Sano Hill’s greatest quality is precisely that of transferring a common thought into music. This is why each of us feels part of his songs… because we all think a bit like him. Sano Hill addresses the strong emotions that move human beings and wants us to focus on the positive ones. The sophistication of the arrangements is incredible. 'Feel Love' took me back to the past and reminded me of the 80s in some passages. The vocal interpretation is touching and manages to add a magical meaning to the whole song. Fantastic as usual!" 

- https://www.edgarallanpoets.com/

" 'Feel Love' is a profound expression of the power of love within us all to overcome. He is connecting with the aspect of ourselves and realizing the interconnection of everyone and the world among us...If you’re a fan of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, then you would like this modern-day version of these musicians." - https://minimalisticmusic.com

"Sano Hill’s exuberant and lavish expression of the deep power of love that exists within all of us is a meaningful and heartfelt ballad to indulge in. The immensely evocative piece from this devout rock and roll and blues inspired act is decidedly classic in convention and sound. The song serves as a sort of clarion call, a beacon to look towards, an anthem to sing along to, and a hand to hold on to in times of deep instability and constant catastrophe. It makes itself a record that helps you move through the darkness and sadness with a renewed outlook, with more gleaming positivity, and with an all around refreshed and lively perspective. For classic rock fans, Sano Hill’s style will be instantly appealing. He’s got that charisma and swagger in both his instrumental arrangement and vocal delivery to keep you so heavily engaged." - https://findnoenemy.com/

"SANO HILL has released the magnificent indie-rock single ‘Feel Love’. It is a catchy track that features gorgeous instrumentation, charismatic vocals and an evolving vibe. ‘Feel Love’ is a single that you do not want to miss!" - https://fvmusicblog.com/hot-picks-6-12-22-part-one/

"Sano Hill has an immensely powerful, wide ranging classic rock voice that is reminiscent of the 80’s, but also one that is soulful, with a swagger that wouldn’t be out of place at a soul weekender. With funky guitars that also have a southern touch to them, and easy-going drums, 'Feel Love' is an impressive combination of soul and rock, with some gospel influences thrown in for good measure. The song is poignant yet groovy at the same time, the blend of both really making the hearer sit up and listen."

https://the-metal-asylum.com/

"'Feel Love' marks a wonderfully vivid entry in Sano Hill's growing catalogue to date. Brimming with sweet and tender textures, a woozy atmosphere, and his own heartfelt vocals layered from start to finish, he has quickly become one of our most beloved new names of the year."

https://www.therealding.com/post/sano-hill-feel-love

"The Irish artist Sano Hill is a trailblazer of deeper roots in front of the sounds of world black music. His newest release in single format, the phenomenal song “Feel Love”, exhausts exactly all this intent that results in a breathtaking work!"

- https://musicforall.com.br/sano-hill-se-emocione-com-a-impactante-cancao-feel-love-saiba-mais/

"“Feel Love,” is an expressive indie-rock jam with groovy bass, folky-guitars, and smooth organs which set give Sano Hill the platforms to display an incredible soulful vocal performance. The song combines element of soul, rock, and blues to create a musical experience gear towards allowing the listener to reflect on the world and remember the love that exists in the world. Sano Hill’s latest single, “Feel Love,” is a rugged soul-rock jam and the perfect addition to any indie-rock playlist."

https://senocularmedia.com/?p=1875 

"'Feel Love' is a single that features a highlighted bass, great grooves, rhythmic drums, vocal line intoned with heart and soul and several elements that go through the blues, but are also present in soul, jazz and soft rock, either because of the vocal line, instruments like the organ or all the melody present in this great work. Lyrically, this track has everything to connect us, being a profound expression of the power of love within all of us to win, a plea to 'feel the love' again as a starting point to respond appropriately to what is happening in the world. "

https://www.osgarotosdeliverpool.com.br/2022/12/10-novidades-que-conhecemos-nessa_0251580966.html

"The Irishman brings in his new sound a classic rock with R&B and country influences. The beats are strong and shake the music. The organ sound brings the listener close to R&B, with a jazz undertone. 

Sano Hill releases the voice in "Feel Love", as if it were classic rock from the 60s, 70s, with a vibration that transmits an incredible energy to the listeners. The song is strong, expressive in the instrumental and in the vocals, the arrangement brings a choir in the background that leaves the song well crafted, then entering the guitar solo after the second chorus, connecting the song to the last part. "Feel Love" has a sensational atmosphere, a retro and modern song within the classic rock and R&B strand, Sano Hill is one of the great voices of the current music scene."

https://www.indieoclock.com.br

 

"Feel Love" is the best track to disconnect from the cold routine and finally enjoy a moment of poetic music. Due to its relaxing sounds between soft-rock and a splendid Blues voice, "Feel Love" is full of light, love and sincere artistic expression. This is the definition of real music, when creativity and genres mingle like in a painting of a thousand colors."

https://indiechronique.fr/

"Galway (Ireland) based musician Sano Hill has a funky and emotional tale to tell in his track “Feel Love.” Gripping with a melodic presence of blues, jazz, and a subtle bit of reggae too, Sano Hill blends excellent atmospheric pieces for a delightful outcome."  

https://illustratemagazine.com/

"Sano Hill is an amazing artist who made a song about one of the best topics you can make it about: love. He made a song about love in the best way possible." - https://risingartistsblog.com

"Feel Love is a tender Rock tune with undertones of old-school blues and jazz throughout...You won't get tired of listening to it on repeat."

                                                                           - https://www.infomusic.fr

"Feel Love grabs your immediate attention from the very beginning once it’s played, with a swift melody and Sano Hill’s strong vocals, you just keep listening as the lyrics portray one of the most touching yet hard truths we face in our lives these days. In our honest opinion the songwriting is really top notch, as it expresses how love can overcome the harsh reality we live in with a smooth and heart-warming technique, especially when watching the music video" - https://www.kmastersdigger.com/

'Sing Out Loud'

" Sano Hill brings out his beautiful melodic energy in his brilliant track titled “Sing Out Loud”. The song is an indie rock/pop number that brings out a very passionate and wholesome vibe. From sensational guitar arrangements to a deep and profound bass sequence, Sano brings out the essence of his soothing voice in “Sing Out Loud”." - https://illustratemagazine.com

"‘Sing Out Loud’ features layered instrumentation, brilliant vocal performance and superb story telling. Taken from the forthcoming album ‘If Not Now, When?’, we can not wait for the full album to drop." - https://fvmusicblog.com

"After delighting us with a rich and dynamic array of releases these last few months, including 'CircleWalk' and 'Starting Over', Irish singer-songwriter Sano Hill continues his upward ascent as he delivers his rousing new offering 'Sing Out Loud'. Lifted from his forthcoming studio album 'If Not Now, When?', which is set to be released soon, 'Sing Out Loud' offers up another heady dose of bright and romantically-charged indie-rock joy. With his fresh and soaring vocals riding a bed of bold and driven production throughout, he is once again capturing a beautifully warm aesthetic with this one." - https://www.therealding.com/post/sano-hill-sing-out-loud

" from the whole set, there is this optimistic taste: come on, we need to take a step forward; we have nothing to lose. The now is what matters. “Sing Out Loud” comes to this. To inspire us and believe in success. Listen and enjoy. ... SingOutLoud is a freedom song. A decision, a feeling of liberation, delivered by the intense vocal of Sano Hill . Check it out!" - https://musicforall.com.br/ [in Portuguese]

""The realization and the production are of high quality and suffer from no lack of taste ... With songs of this quality, we are curious to discover more." - https://www.infomusic.fr

""Merging elements of folk and indie-rock in the melody, Sano Hill brings a toe-tapping vibe to listeners but with a darker, more intimate quality in the arrangement... While there is an intense intimacy and vulnerability throughout the song, #singoutloud is jovial and empowering in its melody and lyricism. Hill’s warm vocals embrace listeners making you feel a sense of comfort but also stand up and sing along with the anthemic tune. I cannot wait for Sano Hill’s upcoming album and recommend him to everyone."" - https://www.theothersidereviews.com

"With a full production of acoustic and electric guitars, tight drumming, clear bass and light percussion, #singoutloud inspires with Sano Hill's heartfelt vocals." - https://indiechronique.fr/ [in French]

"Sing Out Loud is a colorful tune that basically everyone needs especially in these dark times." - https://www.rockeramagazine.com/

 

'CircleWalk'

" “CircleWalk” is Sano Hill’s best offering to date. Here, the golden, ever-lasting, and infectious retro vibe reaches an emotional climax to a point that the time has stopped and everything will be forever lavishing and flamboyant...Hill’s vocal is undoubtedly the soul of the piece. It’s flavorful and expressive. It takes the listeners onto a whole new level of musical sensation that is unlike other songs...“CircleWalk” is a non-linear sonic box that preserves the best of the past and present. It’s a song that leaves an impression in your head for long as if the buzz will always be a part of your memory." - https://thepunkhead.com

" 'CircleWalk' shows that Sano Hill manages to take the listener to the best of the 70's rock like Dire Straits but without leaving the present musically; he is a timeless artist with a lot of technique and talent both in the instrumental part, in the composition and on vocals. The instruments are sensational, incredible bass, exciting beats, a vocal arrangement in the background, saxophone, a complex song that is unforgettable. Sano Hill's vocals are loud like thunder, strong, reach high levels, increase the musical atmosphere, the vibe, give us energy, versatile and performative, sometimes he seems to speak in the song, in other parts he lets out his voice in a magnificent  mind-blowing sound." - https://www.indieoclock.com.br [Brazilian publication in Portuguese]

" 'CircleWalk'... proves that Sano Hill is a real artist who knows how to write insightful, soulful songs taken from life itself. We love his sensual vocals, professional arrangements and the originality of his compositions." - http://indiedockmusicblog.co.uk

 

"Right from the intro, you’ll find your body swaying to its grooves. The bass lines with the wind instruments harmonize with Hill’s playful, passionate performance to give a spark. The instrumentation is ideally structured to add colors to such a gloomy subject.

Sano Hill is a talented musician who makes organic music. That’s not a new deduction. I came to this realization right after I heard and reviewed his single, “The Climb.” His songwriting is remarkable, and he’s able to deliver his meaningful message through every element of his work." - https://www.rockeramagazine.com

 

"The pure vocals plus the intensity of the instruments is a perfect combination ... It’s almost like a goth rock opera. You will enjoy every single moment ... This euphoric three minute track will allow you to drift away as you head back into the forest and thank Sano Hill for taking you on this journey." - https://www.aceofswords.co.uk

 

"The arrangement and recording work on the song is phenomenal and expressive. The versatile guitars and saxophone provide good textural timbres. Hill’s powerful vocals coupled with the tight arrangement propel the song to the next level. CircleWalk is a stunning rock song that will keep you humming and tapping your feet." - https://sinusoidalmusic.com

 

" 'CircleWalk', a folk/indie rock single,  is a revolutionary creation ... His vocals are unique and hard to explain but its entrancing to listen to them.

Sano Hill is a rising star; he has a unique sound that anyone could enjoy and find comfort in." - https://www.saiidzeidan.com

 

"‘CircleWalk’ is a beautifully vibrant and uplifting Folk Rock track that exudes creative energy. The song starts off with an energizing drum roll that quickly takes the listener into a funky progression that generates feelings of freedom and bliss almost instantly. Sano Hill’s warm and upfront vocals make themselves known shortly after as his lyrics tell a vivid story about love and loss...The theme of this track is just as amazing as the overall sound of the song" - https://www.giftedbalancerecords.com

"What a beautiful song. As soon as I hit the play button I was fascinated by this melody. The musical arrangements are great. The bass ventures into intricate melodic phrasing followed like a shadow by the drums. The groove of this song is irresistible and makes you dance. The passionate and intense interpretation of Sano Hill is irresistible and I found myself singing with him" - https://www.edgarallanpoets.com

"As soon as one hears Sano Hill's breathtakingly fun and beautiful voice, a smile will not leave the listener’s face. 'CircleWalk' is already making big waves. I believe Sano Hill is the musician you've been waiting for. Bolstered by a powerful tune, his track graces us with dynamic and heart-warming melodies." - https://www.musiccitypulse.online

 

"With vocals that remind us of Bono Vox, the track has an excellent guitar arrangement and great production that give even more value to all the emotion delivered to the listener and that reaches him throughout the hearing of this work."  - https://www.osgarotosdeliverpool.com.br [Brazilian publication in Portuguese]

"As with the previous single ‘Starting Over’, ‘CircleWalk’ has a bold, rich sound ... the element that screams desperation, melancholy and inner turmoil is Sano Hill’s vocal execution ... Sincere, sentimental, introspective and brutally honest, ‘CircleWalk’ connects with listeners on a deeper level ...  It’s inspiring, breath-taking and highly recommended."  

                                                          - https://nexusmusicblog.com

"The melody is a masterpiece brought to sonic glory by the full band. Hill’s vocals ride the waves of the sound to tug at your emotions and make you want to listen to the track over and over." - https://www.theothersidereviews.com

" 'CircleWalk' has incredible orchestral power that comes from a very well-placed set of instruments. The composition is creative, powerful and has an overwhelming chorus that doesn't let the emotion drop" - https://roadie-music.com [Brazilian publication in Portuguese]

"A brilliant and exciting track that’s all about communication... The ending is phenomenal, with a refrain that sticks in our heads and make us dance and sing along." - https://lessthan1000followers.com

"'CircleWalk' is really catchy as it bets on late night indie nostalgia brought by charismatic emotive male vocals behind the microphone and snappy riffs that will get you jumping!" - https://www.pigeonreviews.com

"Bringing back more of that rich and dynamic direction he has cultivated for himself, his newest release offers another heady dose of sweeping textures and soaring atmosphere that we simply can't get enough of." - https://www.therealding.com

"Hill’s voice is captivating, and keeps the listener engaged for the full length of the song." - https://popfadblog.com

"Managing to be both tight and loose, the song welcomes 60s-style female backing singers, a horn section, a tight and choppy electric guitar and an energetic tambourine. It’s exquisite! The song is funky, soulful, and lies not in one decade but in several. There are occasionally moments of Mick Jagger in Hill’s vocals, but when he really goes for it there’s more of a Bono sound in his vocal cords. His natural register is quite high for a man, and he uses this to great effect. Because of this, there is no strain in his voice; only subtle power. I can really feel the passion in his voice as he throws it like a paper ball. It’ll hit you but it won’t hurt." - https://www.newartistspotlight.org/post/this-week-circlewalk-sano-hill 

" "This song is a perfect example of folk rock with acoustic guitars, simple percussion, and the singer-songwriter’s beautiful voice." - https://indierock.news

'Starting Over'

"The chorus is of unparalleled beauty … The encore provides a spectacle of rare grandeur … one of the best releases of recent times" - Roadie-Music.com

"After the enormous response to his recently shared single 'The Climb' in recent months, Irish singer and songwriter Sano Hill returns once again to lift our spirits on the joyous new offering 'Starting Over'... 'Starting Over' showcases Sano Hill's rich and alluring approach to songwriting. Blending sweet and soaring production with just a dash of brass for the crescendo" - therealding.com

 

"Whenever the stars are aligned, unique voices meet excellent music, played by brilliant musicians and everything is recorded and captured at an iconic location…you can’t help but feel every second, every emotion, reach into not just the music, but in the moment the music got captured…you almost feel like you can smell and touch the world, trapped in that moment and be physically in it…that’s what I went through when listening to Sano Hill’s second single “Starting Over”... an absolutely uplifting experience that will keep resonating long after its 5 minutes of playtime is over." - https://www.rockeramagazine.com

"Sounding like The Wallflowers instrumentally...this song is a definite earworm, and this artist is about quality over quantity" - sinusoidalmusic.com

"Starting Over is a song that made me think of great artists like  Neil Young, and John Mellencamp ... The recording, interpretation, and musical arrangements are flawless" -edgarallanpoets.com

"This wonderful new track by the Irish artist warms us with vibrant melodies and the instrumental blessings of a full band ... Bass, drums, guitars, and even a wind section sweeten the track with tremendous harmony, swinging and swaying effortlessly. ... There’s no shortage of talent here ... the track is just great and captivating" - https://lessthan1000followers.com/

"A lively and quality song ... A precise and articulated rhythm, a bass that acts as a cradle for the sounds of the guitar, at the beginning more timid and then more and more vigorous as if to claim the scene ...  a winning formula capable of being appreciated on a large scale, obtaining deserved acclaim and appreciation even from a mainstream audience." - artistionline.tv

"“Starting Over” immediately wins me over with a unique charismatic accoustic melody that conveys an indie atmosphere to this extremely sweet anthem"

                                                              - https://pigeonopinion4ever.wixsite.com/

 

"Sano's vocals are charming, recalling the timbres of Bono Vox and Michael Stipe ...  “Starting Over” is great and captivating, so keep following the work of this amazing artist." - https://www.headbangersnews.com.br

"a sweet and soft acoustic track with beautiful melodies, an uplifting chorus, and just the right amount of angst to make it feel real...Combined with engaging and diverse full-band background music, its lyrics are both reflective and hopeful...

The band’s sound is a mix of soft rock and indie pop—think AC/DC meets Coldplay—with lyrics that’ll pull on your heartstrings." - https://mw3.news

"Sano Hill’s thoughtful lyricism spins the vivid journey through the emotional scenes as the full band arrangement lifts the spirits of the song to joyous levels.

Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin by award-winning producer Larry Hogan, “Starting Over” captures a charming acoustic rock anthem full of colourful instrumentation and catchy melodies carried by Sano Hill’s soulful vocal work."

https://plasticmag.co.uk/

"Hot on the heels of his well-received debut track ‘The Climb’ (read our review here), Hill captivates one’s heart and mind with ‘Starting Over’...One of the singles from his upcoming album (tentatively titled If Not Now, When?), this single retains the vulnerability of his music while infusing it with a sense of empowerment. Soothing the soul with his charming tones and moving lyricism, ‘Starting Over’ is the perfect theme song for those romance movies where people take a second chance on love." - https://www.theothersidereviews.com

'The Climb'

"This is a beautiful Irish-sounding full band singer-songwriter track. Songs of love, loss and life seem to be the theme of this artist. This is his debut single. What a great start...Vocally, I was reminded of Suede, or Mike Scott from the Waterboys. Especially Mike’s song “Bring ‘em all in”... The Climb is a great Irish Singer-Songwriter tune that is inventive, emotional and totally and utterly from the heart. Great stuff." - https://sendmeyourears.com/sano-hill-the-climb/

"The mysterious atmosphere of his new single The Climb made me think I was walking aimlessly through the streets of Dublin on a rainy night. One of those days when you just want to be with yourself. Sano Hill’s vocal timbre is clear and nostalgic and his vocal interpretation is impeccable. You feel the passion that this artist puts into composing and performing his songs. The production is very good and the musical arrangements are very well thought out. An artist that I definitely recommend to everyone." - https://www.edgarallanpoets.com/sano-hill/

"“The Climb” features acoustic guitars mixed with an upbeat drum groove while echoing synths create shimmering reverberations that provide a wonderful atmosphere for the trippy-sounding choruses. Sano's vocals are charming, recalling the timbres of Bono Vox and Michael Stipe, which takes the listener on a journey to overcome the difficult stage of the pandemic. “The Climb” is an acoustic, folk-influenced track filled with smooth transitions, a wide variety of instruments and distinctive vocals." - https://www.headbangersnews.com.br/       

"The sensibility present in Sano Hill’s voice and lyrics is something that really manages to speak to us in a way that feels comforting and welcoming. In “The Climb” Sano tries to rid us of the pains, doubts, and uncertainty that seem to haunt us nowadays. Taking us on a trip to overcome, and climb that difficult hill of the pandemic and global warming, this single is a nice acoustic, folk-influenced track filled with smooth transitions, a wide variety of instruments, and the distinguished, humane vocals of the artist ... Sano Hill writes with a humbling spirit and a true dedication to the creation and love of art ... Sano’s unprocessed vocal feels as humane as his lyrics and the vulnerability behind it sheds a light into the singer’s spirit." - https://lessthan1000followers.com

"The song 'The Climb' is an original and soulful composition based on soft rock sound in which the melodic structure and deep lyrical component stand out. Excellent guitars arrangement and professional production added its advantages to the remarkable talent of a real artist who is Sano Hill.  His subtle soulful insight is conveyed by his silky tone of voice with the exquisite cascading lines of his vocals. The singer together with acoustic and the lead guitars presents this powerful song that originated in the deep bowels of a sincere soul. Listen to the single 'The Climb' from Sano Hill on Spotify below and appreciate the masterful work of the great man with the guitar." - http://indiedockmusicblog.com

"SANO HILL RELEASES AMAZING SINGLE “THE CLIMB” ... The new single shows all the vigor and talent of a great artist who knew how to make a beautiful song ... Pay attention to the name of Sano Hill, because we will certainly hear a lot about him. With a consistent work that permeates our musical imagination, it is clear that one day he will reach the top of the world charts. What is not lacking is wit, dexterity and simplicity. It's people like him who make people's day better with just their voice and singing." - https://roadie-music.com/

"Drawing inspirations from life, love, and loss, Sano Hill poses poised songwriting and introspective, moody vocals, resembling the solo acoustic projects of John Frusciante. As if coming from another world, his latest single, “The Climb,” in collaboration with award-winning producer Larry Hogan, is melancholy, emotive, and atmospheric. Sano Hill has a very unique vocal delivery that slowly grows on you and becomes very addictive. The details in how he handles slides and screams add a very tasteful personal touch to the overall aesthetic and become his signature". - https://thepunkhead.com

"Evocative, poetic and compelling only begin to describe “The Climb” from Sano Hill. The lead single from the recording artist’s upcoming album, a rhythmic melody, expressive lyrics and Hill’s separate vocals combine to provide undeniable distinction. Through headphones or larger stereo speakers, the instrumentation, performance and production during “The Climb” are outstanding. But this is merely half the story. The accompanying video for “The Climb” provides stylistic vignettes, often of Hill playing an acoustic guitar, a Fender Strat® and singing. The visuals, typically greyscale black and white with splashes of color, entirely compliment the 4:09 track. The skillfully shot and edited video, the song lyrics and music all drive home Sano Hill’s creative message, which includes being “…drunk on the wine of inspiration.” " - https://musicinterviewmagazine.com/                              

"Setting the scene with rippling guitar, bass, drums and pops of percussion, Irish rising artist Sano Hill opens his debut song The Climb with the lyrics, “come for a walk in my imagination” and quite frankly, we are so grateful that we did. In the song, the lover said this to the thief, promising “a love that’s ancient”, and that ancient love energy is really what Sano Hill evokes on The Climb. The story is inspirational as the artist asks, “what do you mean you’ll never be happy?” and offers their hand to go on an epic adventure. It’s really moving because igniting true love in someone and the lust for life that we so deserve isn’t sung about nearly enough. With lyrics like, “tell me all your sacred dreams” it is clear that Sano Hill is a conscious artist with purpose and The Climb is an exciting brand of visual story telling accompanied by immaculate production in collaboration with Larry Hogan. The middle 8 of the track boasts a super emotive vocal performance from the artist that has really moved us. We are ready to climb with you, Sano Hill." - https://karlismyunkle.com/                                                                                                                

"Musicians like Sano Hill and their motivational work like "The Climb", with such a hopeful atmosphere, bring comfort to troubled souls. "The Climb" is the Ireland-based singer/songwriter Sano Hill's latest track and his first single release from his debut album "If Not Now, when?" to be released in mid-2022. It’s a song we’ll need with its poetic, reassuring, relatable lyrics, as we’re facing a pandemic that makes us lose our beloved ones, a global warming that makes us lose Earth itself, and next to that, each person has their own daily struggles. While confronting all this drama, hearing a line like "We’ll climb over the hill now and run down into the valley bellow," through silky, comforting vocals, our day becomes better, even a little, and then we hear, with a gentle tone, "Don’t hurry, don’t rush," to make us stop running in the circle of life and our busy schedule and just take a breath. In collaboration with Larry Hogan, it’s a well-produced piece. The song is led by a distinctive, soothing acoustic guitar and well-structured drums that add upbeat vibes to the track with some electric guitar notes. The vocals are evocative, relieving, and passionate, making it reach the soul, and the resonating "oh" screams with the chorus following it give goosebumps. Slow down a little and make your day lighter by hearing “The Climb” " - https://www.rockeramagazine.com           

 

"Sano Hill is getting us excited for his debut album with the release of ‘The Climb’ ...  With lyrics that speak from the heart, he blends original guitar movements with his distinct vocals for a moving single ... Working with producer Larry Hogan for his new music, he carefully crafts a soundscape that brings the timeless tone of classic rock to the raw emotions of soft rock. ‘The Climb’ has a really groovy vibe that comes through from the first deep thrum of the melody. That groovy thrum shivers across your shoulders and makes you want to shimmy and shake to its rhythm ... Through his performance, Hill grabs your hand and pulls you into the dance of the lyrics. His performance is as addictive as the melody with the same richness that sinks into your soul. The whiskey warm touch of his voice is an absolute pleasure to listen to while bringing a classic rock edge to the soundscape. His performance is a delicate balance of retro, modern and original flows that sweep you up in the movement. You may feel the urge to turn the volume up as you listen to the track before rocking out to the deep bridge ... The single is captivating from start to finish. The timeless flairs of sound merge with modern flickers and something that is uniquely Sano Hill." - https://www.theothersidereviews.com/

"The pinnacle of grunge was when the Seattle bands and their byproducts starting experimenting in the studio, bringing more acoustic guitars and progressive arrangements to their records.  Bands like Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden tapped into uncharted musical worlds that captivated and launched the legendary series MTV Unplugged. Irish songwriter  Sano Hill and his new single The Climb is reminiscent of that short lived acoustic-alternative period.  He adds some modern production techniques to create some additional atmosphere and dreamy affect, but the essence is rooted in that treasured early 90s acoustic sound. " - https://thewildiscallingus.wordpress.com/

"“The Climb” is a wonderful new composition, the acoustic guitar is in perfect harmony with the voice. Without a doubt, you will be conquered by the single “The Climb” which will make you happy to listen in a corner of tranquility and peace." - https://www.infomusic.fr/

"“The Climb” is incredibly infectious, especially during an instantly memorable and suddenly charismatic performance! It brings blues guitar tones and touches in order to deliver a more grounded and solid punch, without ever failing to transport you to a rocky atmosphere!" - https://pigeonopinion4ever.wixsite.com/

"Tight, mature songwriting paired with an addictive voice and lush production makes Sano Hill’s latest single a stunning debut entry in the Galway based artists discography." - https://risingartistsblog.com/

"Acoustic-pop with a sprinkle of folky melancholy, Time Out’s production is vibrant...grabbing you with sacred simplicity and then building into a full and bright finish."                     

                                                                                - https://www.musiccrowns.org/

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