Too often, Beatles-esque is merely shorthand for, “Hey, that band can write a pop song.” Here, it’s an accurate adjective to describe the softer, more refined sound on Doug Gillard’s “Time is Nigh,” the second freebie from his forthcoming solo album, Call From Restricted. Much more pop than rock, much more Rubber Soul than Mag Earwhig, “Time is Nigh” whisks by with a warmly strummed acoustic guitar and Gillard’s relaxed and reassuring vocals. Add in the soothing sounds of harpsichord, or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof, and Gillard’s Beatles badge is all but secured.

MP3: Doug Gillard – Time Is Nigh

Doug Gillard’s Call From Restricted will be out September 8th on 347 Records.

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