Released in 2014, 7 Layers by Dotan highlights his delicate storytelling voice. The album is driven by acoustic guitar and carefully added in instrumentation that doesn’t take away from the bare bones of each song. Plagued by stage fright, Dotan forced himself to test out the songs in the living rooms of complete strangers. This forced him to be vulnerable and contributes to the emotional beauty in every song. His singer/songwriter style features catchy melodies such as the choruses of “Hungry” and “7 Layers.” Adding in layered vocals creates a full sound while keeping the simplicity intact. With “Home” and “Home II” (as well as the interlude “Tonight”), listeners are taken on a dynamic and anthemic journey. Dotan gives artists like Bon Iver a run for their money with 7 Layers.
Album: 7 Layers
Label: Republic Records