Bill Fay’s surprising comeback (after 38 years, I still can’t get my head around that number) is amazing for two reasons. First, the music is good. Second, the music is arguably even better than it was in early 70s.
Pretty much like Fay’s acclaimed 2012 album, Who Is The Sender? is a collection of gloriously spiritual piano-based ballads that will blow you away by the sheer class of the songwriting. “The Geese Are Flying Westward” sounds timeless, and he doesn’t let go from there.
Spirituality is subtle and doesn’t nag too much. It’s the tunes and Bill’s beautifully frail voice that shine. Honestly: I don’t care who the sender is, but this really is a masterclass.