All the cool stuff Gregor McEwan offers in his musical vendor's tray can be seen and heard throughout, and fascinatingly often - and above all in a unique way - he combines seemingly completely incompatible elements into a homogeneous whole (...) McEwan succeeds again and again in evoking great feelings of being wrapped in warm melodiousness, far away from the whiny clichés many others use to create such an atmosphere. Every song has its own drama and depth, each one blessed with a different perspective on Ups & Downs, Love & Hate and Dos & Don'ts. Written from a life lived with an open heart and even more open eyes.
an excerpt of the springtime press release by Linus Volkmann
You are just taken by the emotional depths of these songs. They have the force to make you weep even if played on a beat-up guitar sitting around a campfire. But the fact that Gregor McEwan enhances them with this kind of varied sound aesthetic proves that this Berliner-by-choice is one of a kind (...) These are obscenely expertly performed songs, an essence. Maybe McEwan has never before presented his art with this kind of focus. These tunes are a sensation! All this adrenaline, this joy, this melancholy inundating the listener. This is what this kind of music should be about - and nothing else. Every time I listen to it I am exhausted. Thank you for that!