Brave  (Sparrow Records)
by Shawn McDonald

FOR FANS OF: Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic, Avicii
Rating: 4 Stars

He’s still one of the most engaging singer/ songwriter/guitarists the last decade’s ever produced; but with a newly added electronic element, Shawn McDonald is bound to expand his audience even further. Brave may possess his greatest pop sensibility thus far, but longtime fans will still find plenty of authentic and emotive lyrics coupled with inviting vocals, ensuring a fresh, engaging listening experience.
– Andy Argyrakis

WE LIKE: “We Are Brave”


About The Author

Andy Argyrakis

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).